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hermaphrodite

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Etymology

From Hermaphroditos, the mythical son of Hermes and Aphrodite, possessing both male and female qualities.

Noun

Singular
hermaphrodite

Plural
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hermaphrodite ({{{1}}})
  1. An individual or organism possessing both male and female organs, typically including both types of gonads.
    An earthworm is a hermaphrodite.
  2. A person or thing possessing two opposing qualities.
  3. (nautical) A hermaphrodite brig.

Usage notes

  • Like many another term that starts with a voiced h and has emphasis on its second syllable, some people precede hermaphrodite with an, others with a.

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Translations

Adjective

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Positive
hermaphrodite

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Having both male and female organs, typically including both types of gonads, in one individual or organism.
  2. Combining two opposing qualities.

Translations


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ɛʁ.ma.fʁɔ.dit/ SAMPA: /ER.ma.fRO.dit/

Adjective

Singular Plural
Masculine hermaphrodite
IPA: /ɛʁ.ma.fʁɔ.dit/
hermaphrodites
IPA: /ɛʁ.ma.fʁɔ.dit/
Feminine hermaphrodite
IPA: /ɛʁ.ma.fʁɔ.dit/
hermaphrodites
IPA: /ɛʁ.ma.fʁɔ.dit/

hermaphrodite m. and f. (m and f plural hermaphrodites)

  1. hermaphrodite

Noun

Singular Plural
Male hermaphrodite
IPA: /ɛʁ.ma.fʁɔ.dit/
hermaphrodites
IPA: /ɛʁ.ma.fʁɔ.dit/
Female hermaphrodite
IPA: /ɛʁ.ma.fʁɔ.dit/
hermaphrodites
IPA: /ɛʁ.ma.fʁɔ.dit/

hermaphrodite m. and f. (m and f plural hermaphrodites)

  1. hermaphrodite

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