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Topic: BIOLOGY

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: hermaphroditus, from Greek Hermaphroditos, the son of the ancient Greek god Hermes and the goddess Aphrodite, who became joined in body with the female nature spirit Salmacis

hermaphrodite

noun
     
her‧maph‧ro‧dite [countable]
HB a living thing that has both male and female sexual organs
hermaphrodite adjective
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