hermaphroditism

hermaphroditism (her-maf´ro-dIt-izm)

The presence in one individual of both ovarian and testicular tissue; i.e., true h.hermaphrodism;
adrenal h. altered appearance of the genitalia due to disorders of adrenocortical function, most often female virilization; not an example of true h.
bilateral h. true h. with an ovotestis on both sides.
dimidiate h. lateral h
false h. pseudohermaphroditism
female h. more correctly female pseudohermaphroditism, as the term is commonly used; however, it may designate true h., in which overt bodily characteristics are predominantly female.
lateral h. a form in which a testis is present on one side and an ovary on the other.dimidiate h;
male h. more correctly designated as male pseudohermaphroditism, as the term is commonly used; however, it may designate an instance of true h. in which overt bodily characteristics are predominantly male.
transverse h. pseudohermaphroditism in which the external genitalia are characteristic of one sex and the gonads are characteristic of the other sex.
true h. h. in which both ovarian and testicular tissue are present. Somatic characteristics of both sexes are present; also called true intersex.
unilateral h. h. in which the doubling of sex characteristics occurs on one side only: ovotestis on one side and either ovary or testis on the other.

 

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