hermaphroditic hermaphroditic  /hər ˌmæf rə ˈdɪ tɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) of or relating to monoclinous plants
  2. (adj) of animal or plant; having both male female reproductive organs

Usage(s):

  1. One botanist stood on, a stepladder, peered down into the spathe where he descried, at the base of the spadix, rows of male, female and hermaphroditic flowers.
  2. Sexually mature at the age of five months, a single pregnant, hermaphroditic snail can, if it escapes to the wild, give rise to as many as 16 quadrillion descendants in five years.
  3. Fat, male Mother Kelly dished up steaks, drinks and hermaphroditic comedy at Mother Kelly's.

News

  1. Hermaphrodite Sea Slug Stabs Mate in Head During Sex

    Cats may bite, and geese may have barbed penises, but one newly described hermaphroditic sea slug has taken violent animal sex to a new level.
    on November 13, 2013     Source: Discovery News

  2. Ouch! Hermaphrodite Sea Slug Stabs Mate in Head During Sex

    Cats may bite, and geese may have barbed penises, but one newly described hermaphroditic sea slug has taken violent animal sex to a new level by stabbing its mates in the head. 1, is a small sea slug found off the northeast coast of Australia. A simultaneous hermaphrodite, it has both male and female reproductive organs that it uses simultaneously during sex. This stabbing behavior, known as ...
    on November 12, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

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