Noun(1) one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made
Adjective(1) of animal or plant; having both male female reproductive organs
(1) Most flowering plant species are hermaphrodite and possess flowers in which male and female reproductive organs are in close proximity.(2) A long tail on the survival curve, representing a small minority of long-lived survivors, was seen in male but not hermaphrodite populations.(3) Earlier this year another team of scientists reported the creation of a hermaphrodite embryo containing male and female cells.(4) The idea of the hermaphrodite who has fully functioning male and female organs and is capable of self-fertilization is a myth, though a very persistent one, which has long exercised a fascination over the human mind.(5) Wild beets are gynodioecious: both female and hermaphrodite individuals coexist frequently within natural populations.(6) Such individuals are able to reproduce, and most adult hermaphrodite bears are actually females that successfully raise cubs.(7) The barramundi is also a hermaphrodite , born male but switching to female at sexual maturity, at around five years old, when they begin travelling downstream to spawn.(8) However, seeds from hermaphrodite trees always segregate into hermaphrodites and females at the ratio of 2: 1 and the sex types of the plants can be determined only by inspection of the flowers.(9) All individuals were selected from sibships that had both female and hermaphrodite progeny, so all individuals carried a fertility cytoplasm that is susceptible to restoration.(10) This allowed construction of a male / hermaphrodite strain.(11) In all but two plants examined, this flower matured as a hermaphrodite ; in the exceptions, the carpel aborted, producing a male flower.(12) Now, a new study provides the first experimental evidence that some hermaphrodite animals also benefit from promoting maleness when faced with troublesome conditions.(13) Most Pampas grass plants are either male or female, though odd plants may be hermaphrodite .(14) Twenty female and 20 hermaphrodite plants were chosen randomly in each population.(15) SELF-incompatibility is a genetic mechanism used by hermaphrodite plants to prevent self-fertilization and to promote outbreeding.(16) The Hippocratic paradigm assumed that sex existed along a sort of continuum from the extreme male to the extreme female and that the hermaphrodite therefore was s/he who lay in the middle.
1. androgyne ::
2. intersex ::
3. epicene ::
4. bisexual ::
5. gynandromorph ::
6. androgynous ::
7. intersex ::
10. epicene ::
11. bisexual ::
Different Formshermaphrodite, hermaphrodites
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