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Definition of "hermaphrodite" []

  • An animal or plant exhibiting hermaphroditism. (noun)
  • Something that is a combination of disparate or contradictory elements. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hermaphrodite" in a sentence
  • "Those unfamiliar with the term "intersex" may still recognize the term "hermaphrodite" -- a single human possessing both male and female genitalia -- which is one variety of intersexuality."
  • "Naturally, hearing the word hermaphrodite reminded me of my stepmother."
  • "And first of all, if I could just say no bias no bull, the term hermaphrodite, which the good doctor used is considered to be profoundly outdated."