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- n. The condition of being a gynandromorph.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An abnormal condition of certain animals, in which one side has the external characters of the male, and the other those of the female.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In entomology, a variation or monstrosity in which the peculiar characters of the male and female are found in the same individual.
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Researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science say that the condition, known as bilateral gynandromorphism, is caused by a "chromosomal mishap."
The occurrence of male somatic characters on one side or in some part of the body and female on the other, usually associated with the corresponding gonads, has been termed gynandromorphism, and has long been known in insects.
Various attempts have been made to explain gynandromorphism in insects in accordance with the chromosome theory of sex-determination.
These results, almost incredible as they appear, are in harmony with the relatively frequent occurrence of gynandromorphism in insects. [