Hermaphrodites


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Hermaphrodites

half-man, half-woman; offspring of Hermes and Aphrodite. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 153]
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Vet Steve O'Shea, of The Veterinary Hospital near Tom and Claire's home in Plymouth, said: "A hermaphrodite cat is seen only a handful of times, if that, within the average vet's working life.
briggsae hermaphrodites started dying after only one encounter with males of C.
Such competition is expected to be most intense between hermaphrodites given that they support zygote, embryo, and sporophyte growth.
According to this theory, the female allele is dominant, the hermaphrodite is semidominant, and the male allele is recessive.
Dreger, Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex (Cambridge, Mass.
Remarkably, Hermaphrodites in Renaissance Europe demonstrates how the figure of the hermaphrodite personified the key issues at the heart of sixteenth-century culture, but also at the heart of gender studies today.
Supposedly these artificially assembled hermaphrodites in bud--who never will be allowed to complete their development--will assist scientisis in their understanding of embryonic development and provide information to help develop new therapies for congenital diseases.
In fact, don't be surprised if articles about hermaphrodites start appearing in the tabloids in the next week (hint hint).
If all parents entered the delivery room knowing that healthy children are sometimes born with functional genitals that don't match conventional expectations, perhaps we can halt, in Bloom's words, America's "disappearing act on hermaphrodites.
She includes in her survey not just those who were said to be physically hermaphrodites but the sexually indeterminate.
A reclusive obsessive who talked to himself in different voices, his mural-size paintings illustrate a sadistic 15,000-page fantasy about a war between soldiers and child hermaphrodites, The Story of the Vivian Girls.