hermaphroditism :

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  • n  congenital condition in which external genitalia and internal sex organs have both male and female characteristics
  • n  showing characteristics of both sexes

  • Such cases of "sex change" fascinate not only tabloid editors but also serious students of the tremendous complexity and almost infinite variations of human hermaphroditism.
  • Young, a professor at Johns Hopkins, who is the dean of American urologists, knows of only 20 indisputable cases of true hermaphroditism, patients who had within themselves both .
  • At Lens, near Lille, France another case of metamorphosed hermaphroditism came to light last week.

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