hermaphrodite

  • 1 HERMAPHRODITE — L’enjeu philosophique du symbolisme de l’hermaphrodite est tout entier présent dans un aphorisme de l’alchimiste Heinrich C. Khunrath: «De l’Un grossier et impur naît un Un extrêmement pur et subtil.» L’hermaphrodite symbolise le processus de… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 hermaphrodite — HERMAPHRODITE. s. m. Celuy qui a les deux sexes. Un Hermaphrodite. on dit que les hermaphrodites sont communs en certains pays. Il est aussi adj. des deux genres. Une femme hermaphrodite. il est hermaphrodite …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 3 Hermaphrodite — Her*maph ro*dite, a. Including, or being of, both sexes; as, an hermaphrodite animal or flower. [1913 Webster] {Hermaphrodite brig}. (Naut.) See under {Brig}. Totten …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Hermaphrodite — Her*maph ro*dite, n. [L. hermaphroditus, Gr. ?, so called from the mythical story that Hermaphroditus, son of Hermes and Aphrodite, when bathing, became joined in one body with Salmacis, the nymph of a fountain in Caria: cf. F. hermaphrodite.]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 hermaphrodite — [hər maf′rə dīt΄] n. [altered (modeled on L or Gr) < ME hermofrodite < L hermaphroditus < Gr hermaphroditos, < Hermaphroditos, HERMAPHRODITUS] 1. a person or animal with the sexual organs of both the male and the female 2. a plant… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 hermaphrodite — hermaphrodite. См. гермафродит. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 7 hermaphrodite — HERMAPHRODITE: Excite la curiosité malsaine. Chercher à en voir …

    Dictionnaire des idées reçues

  • 8 hermaphrodite — late 14c. (harmofroditus), from L. hermaphroditus, from Gk. Hermaphroditos (L. Hermaphroditus), son of Hermes and Aphrodite, who, in Ovid, was loved by the nymph Salmacis so ardently that she prayed for complete union with him and as a result… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 hermaphrodite — ► NOUN 1) a person or animal having both male and female sex organs or other sexual characteristics. 2) Botany a plant having stamens and pistils in the same flower. DERIVATIVES hermaphroditic adjective hermaphroditism noun. ORIGIN Greek… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 Hermaphrodite — For other uses, see Hermaphrodite (disambiguation). Mating Helix aspersa (garden snails). In biology, a hermaphrodite is an organism that has reproductive organs normally associated with both male and female sexes.[1] Many taxonomic groups of an …

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  • 11 Hermaphrodite — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Hermaphrodite (homonymie). Hermaphrodite endormi, copie romaine d un original grec, époque impériale (II …

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  • 12 hermaphrodite — (èr ma fro di t ) s. m. 1°   Terme de mythologie. Personnage divin, fils de Mercure et de Vénus.    Se dit de statues antiques couchées dans lesquelles se trouvent combinées les formes et les beautés de l homme et de la femme. L hermaphrodite de… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 13 hermaphrodite — UK [hɜː(r)ˈmæfrədaɪt] / US [hərˈmæfrəˌdaɪt] noun [countable] Word forms hermaphrodite : singular hermaphrodite plural hermaphrodites biology a person, animal, or plant that has both male and female sex organs …

    English dictionary

  • 14 hermaphrodite — her•maph•ro•dite [[t]hɜrˈmæf rəˌdaɪt[/t]] n. 1) pat an individual in which reproductive organs of both sexes are present 2) dvl an organism, as an earthworm or plant, having normally both the male and female organs of generation 3) a person or… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 hermaphrodite — noun Etymology: Middle English hermofrodite, from Latin hermaphroditus, from Greek hermaphroditos, from Hermaphroditos Date: 14th century 1. an animal or plant having both male and female reproductive organs 2. something that is a combination of… …

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  • 16 HERMAPHRODITE — s. m. Il se dit d Une personne qui a les deux sexes. Il n y a point de parfaits hermaphrodites.   Il se dit aussi De certains animaux ; et alors il s emploie plus ordinairement comme adjectif des deux genres. Animal hermaphrodite. Les vers de… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 17 HERMAPHRODITE — n. m. être qui réunit certains caractères des deux sexes. En termes d’Antiquité, il se dit de Certaines figures généralement couchées où se trouvent réunies et combinées les formes de l’homme et de la femme. L’Hermaphrodite du Louvre, du Vatican …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 18 hermaphrodite — hermaphroditic /herr maf reuh dit ik/, hermaphroditical, hermaphroditish /herr maf reuh duy tish/, adj. hermaphroditically, adv. /herr maf reuh duyt /, n. 1. an individual in which reproductive organs of both sexes are present. Cf.… …

    Universalium

  • 19 hermaphrodite — 1. noun a) An individual or organism possessing gender ambiguous sexual organs, typically including both types of gonads. An earthworm is a hermaphrodite. b) A person or thing possessing two opposing qualities. 2 …

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  • 20 hermaphrodite — A person with hermaphroditism. [G. Hermaphroditos, the son of Hermes, Mercury, + Aphrodite, Venus] * * * her·maph·ro·dite (.)hər maf rə .dīt n 1) an abnormal individual esp. among the higher vertebrates having both male and female reproductive… …

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