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- n. Plural form of gynandromorph.
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Insects can be born gynandromorphs – with male and female cells – when sex chromosomes fail properly to separate when the fertilised egg divides.
Brown, who has seen only two other gynandromorphs in his career, said the butterfly was feeding and flying well, and was expected to have a normal life expectancy of around one month.
A team of scientists eventually obtained three of the animals, which are known as gynandromorphs.
Accordingly, the researchers thought that one side of the gynandromorphs would be a normal female (or male) and that the other side would have some kind of chromosomal anomaly.
He suspects that the same rules apply to other species of bird, although gynandromorphs probably go unnoticed much of the time because the differences between the sexes aren't as pronounced.
Like the other gynandromorphs, Sam was infertile and a bit confused.