Definition of hermaphroditic in US English:

hermaphroditic

adjective

  • See hermaphrodite

    • ‘Divination was historically not gender specific but frequently androgynous, as the hermaphroditic figure of Tiresias exemplifies.’
    • ‘As a politically aware intersexual, I felt it was my duty to be as brazenly androgynous, as visibly hermaphroditic as possible.’
    • ‘The hermaphroditic snails will fire calcified ‘love darts’ at each other in order to mate.’
    • ‘They are like weird hermaphroditic parrotfish, changing sex at will.’
    • ‘Proglottids are complete reproductive systems that allow the hermaphroditic tapeworm to reproduce.’

Pronunciation

hermaphroditic

/hərˌmæfrəˈdɪdɪk//hərˌmafrəˈdidik/