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'Hermaphroditic'

Definition of 'hermaphroditic'
From: WordNet
adjective
Of or relating to monoclinous plants
adjective
Of animal or plant; having both male female reproductive organs [syn: hermaphroditic, hermaphrodite]
Definition of 'Hermaphroditic'
From: GCIDE
Hermaphroditic \Her*maph`ro*dit"ic\, Hermaphroditical \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. [WordNet sense 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. [WordNet sense 2]
Syn: monoclinous. [WordNet 1.5]
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