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.

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Her*maph`ro*dit"ic

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Her*maph`ro*dit"ic*al

(?), } a. 1. (Biol.) Partaking of the characteristics of both sexes; having male and female reproductive organs in the same plant or animal; characterized by hermaphroditism. Opposite of dioecious. [wns=1]-- Her*maph`ro*dit"ic*al*ly, adv.
Syn. -- monoecious, monecious, hermaphrodite.
[1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

2. Specifically: (Botany) having pistils and stamens in the same flower. Opposite of diclinous. [wns=2]
Syn. -- monoclinous.
[WordNet 1.5]

 

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