One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Sequential hermaphroditism (functioning as male during one life phase and as female during another) is common in marine fishes, with protogyny (sex change from female to male) predominating.’
- ‘She started as a historian of science, working on the history of medical treatment of hermaphroditism (now called intersex).’
- ‘This is largely because doctors avoid using the terms hermaphroditism or intersexuality around intersexuals and their parents.’
- ‘Davis claims that hermaphroditism in polar bears and alligators shows that PCBs and various man-made ‘environmental estrogens’ account for reduced human sperm counts and may threaten the future of the human race.’
- ‘In evolutionary terms, hermaphroditism is thus twice as efficient a reproductive strategy as sex.’
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