hermaphroditic love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Affected, with or pertaining to hermaphroditism; having the character of a hermaphrodite; being of both sexes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (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.
  • adjective (Botany) having pistils and stamens in the same flower. Opposite of diclinous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective biology Possessing the reproductive organs of both genders.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to monoclinous plants
  • adjective of animal or plant; having both male female reproductive organs

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Examples

  • She discusses how cases out on the margins of our binary labels, such as hermaphroditic children, show the absurdities of our cultural constructions.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • In assorted prose fragments on natural history and the Linnaean system he composed between 1823 and 1825, Clare compares Linnaean claims about female flowers to what he sees in plants and trees and concludes that some trees are "hermaphroditic," and thus do not propagate exclusively by way of a female reproductive organ (Clare Natural History 101-2, 108).

    Romantic Interiority and Cultural Objects

  • He's also over 30 and hermaphroditic which is so fucking rare I feel the need to mention it.

    Naked Intent: What Lies Beneath

  • When did we on the left forget how to fight back in dark alleys and call our enemies what they are: degenerate psychopaths who wear women's corsets, have smelly feet and hermaphroditic tendencies?

    Clancy Sigal: Wimps Don't Win

  • When did we on the left forget how to fight back in dark alleys and call our enemies what they are: degenerate psychopaths who wear women's corsets, have smelly feet and hermaphroditic tendencies?

    Clancy Sigal: Wimps Don't Win

  • Many of the paintings depict naked hermaphroditic girls, which at first glance makes their beauty disturbing.

    Jane Chafin: In the Realms of the Unreal: The Mystery of Henry Darger by Jessica Yu

  • Many of the paintings depict naked hermaphroditic girls, which at first glance makes their beauty disturbing.

    Jane Chafin: In the Realms of the Unreal: The Mystery of Henry Darger by Jessica Yu

  • Are we supposed to suspect that these races are hermaphroditic or reproduce by budding?

    Sense of (Virtual) Space

  • When did we on the left forget how to fight back in dark alleys and call our enemies what they are: degenerate psychopaths who wear women's corsets, have smelly feet and hermaphroditic tendencies?

    Clancy Sigal: Wimps Don't Win

  • When did we on the left forget how to fight back in dark alleys and call our enemies what they are: degenerate psychopaths who wear women's corsets, have smelly feet and hermaphroditic tendencies?

    Clancy Sigal: Wimps Don't Win

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  • I'd like to know what the catholic church would have to say about a bisexual, androgynous, hermaphrodite.

    February 13, 2007

  • I think it would say that it's a sin to be bisexually active but not to be bisexually oriented. (Just a wild guess!) The other stuff... can one really help it?

    February 13, 2007

  • Well, what I mean is, how is this person supposed to adhere to church guidelines if they're of undetermined sex/orientation?

    February 13, 2007

  • Abraxas, some people of quite determined sex/orientation have trouble adhering to Church guidelines. But that's just me going on.... ;-)

    February 13, 2007

  • Hmm... maybe this person decides s/he is not Catholic after all? Or s/he decides s/he is a Catholic Protestant Jew.

    Good question...

    February 15, 2007