Definition of gynandromorphy in US English:



Medicine Zoology
  • See gynandromorph

    • ‘It's a phenomenon known as bilateral gynandromorphy, and it's been observed in butterflies, moths, and lobsters.’
    • ‘Literally, gynandromorphy is a condition of having female and male reproductive characteristics.’
    • ‘But, sometimes only the genitalia exhibit gynandromorphy, as is the case with this specimen.’
    • ‘Such nematode infections that carry through to the adult phase result in either complete feminization of the host or intersexes and gynandromorphy.’
    • ‘What this extraordinary lobster is experiencing is a condition known as gynandromorphy, in which the animal was accidentally built with parts of both male and female plumping.’