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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made;
[syn: hermaphrodite, intersex, gynandromorph, androgyne, epicene, epicene person]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. of animal or plant; having both male female reproductive organs;
[syn: hermaphroditic, hermaphrodite]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hermaphrodite \Her*maph"ro*dite\, a. Including, or being of, both sexes; as, an hermaphrodite animal or flower. [1913 Webster] Hermaphrodite brig. (Naut.) See under Brig. --Totten. Hermaphroditic
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hermaphrodite \Her*maph"ro*dite\, n. [L. hermaphroditus, Gr. ?, so called from the mythical story that Hermaphroditus, son of Hermes and Aphrodite, when bathing, became joined in one body with Salmacis, the nymph of a fountain in Caria: cf. F. hermaphrodite.] (Biol.) An individual which has the attributes of both male and female, or which unites in itself the two sexes; an animal or plant having the parts of generation of both sexes, as when a flower contains both the stamens and pistil within the same calyx, or on the same receptacle. In some cases reproduction may take place without the union of the distinct individuals. In the animal kingdom true hermaphrodites are found only among the invertebrates. See Illust. in Appendix, under Helminths. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

hermaphrodite adj 1: of animal or plant; having both male female reproductive organs [syn: hermaphroditic, hermaphrodite] n 1: one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made [syn: hermaphrodite, intersex, gynandromorph, androgyne, epicene, epicene person]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

HERMAPHRODITES. Persons who have in the sexual organs the appearance of both sexes. They are adjudged to belong to that which prevails in them. Co. Litt. 2, 7; Domat, Lois Civ. liv. 1, t. 2, s. 1, n.. 9. 2. The sexual characteristics in the human species are widely separated, and the two sexes are never, perhaps, united in the same individual. 2 Dunglison's Hum. Physiol. 304; 1 Beck's Med. Jur. 94 to 110. 3. Dr. William Harris, in a lecture delivered to the Philadelphia Medical Institute, gives an interesting account of a supposed hermaphrodite who came under his own observation in Chester county, Pennsylvania. The individual was called Elizabeth, and till the age of eighteen, wore the female dress, when she threw it off, and assumed the name of Rees, with the dress and habits of a man; at twenty-five, she married a woman, but had no children. Her clitoris was five or six inches long, and in coition, which she greatly enjoyed, she used this instead of the male organ. She lived till she was sixty years of age, and died in possession of a large estate, which she had acquired by her industry and enterprise. Medical Examiner, vol. ii. p, 314. Vide 1 Briand, Md. Lg. c. 2, art. 2, Sec. 2, n. 2; Dict. des Sciences Md. art. Hypospadias, et art. Impuissance; Guy, Med. Jur. 42, 47.