Translation of hermaphrodite in Spanish:


hermafrodita, n.

Pronunciation /hərˈmæfrədaɪt//həːˈmafrədʌɪt/


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    hermafrodita masculine
    • Single-sex groups of males, but not hermaphrodites, were observed to congregate into clumps of animals attempting to mate with one another.
    • Because earthworms are hermaphrodites, no sexual differences were taken into account during the experiments.
    • In two lines, XX transgenic mice developed as females, and in three lines XX transgenic mice developed as females, hermaphrodites, or males.
    • Nudibranchs are hermaphrodites - with both male and female sexual equipment - and they meet in groups, attracted by pheromones.
    • A small number of eunuchs are hermaphrodites, possessing both male and female characteristics, or transvestites.
    • However, even in hermaphrodites, male and female meiosis may not occur at the same time - and therefore may occur under different conditions.
    • Snails are hermaphrodites (male & female) and can have 200 eggs.
    • This nematode reproduces primarily by self-fertilization of adult hermaphrodites, although males can develop under special conditions.
    • In Hayes' study, African clawed frog tadpoles exposed to levels of atrazine commonly found in the environment were demasculinized and turned into hermaphrodites - creatures with both male and female genitalia.
    • The idea of the hermaphrodite who has fully functioning male and female organs and is capable of self-fertilization is a myth, though a very persistent one, which has long exercised a fascination over the human mind.
    • The barramundi is also a hermaphrodite, born male but switching to female at sexual maturity, at around five years old, when they begin travelling downstream to spawn.
    • The widely used herbicide atrazine can convert male frogs into hermaphrodites.
    • When males were present in the brood, hermaphrodites were separated from males during the final larval stage to preserve their virginity.
    • Perhaps most interesting is Dieta Sixt, a self-described hermaphrodite who investigated her female side, then her male side, and has finally settled somewhere in the middle.
    • The rates of births for which sex was uncertain, or of births diagnosed as hermaphrodites, were studied for 4-year periods from 1967 to 1998.
    • There is thus a dynamic interaction between the processes of sex allocation and other sexually selected strategies in animal hermaphrodites.
    • In simultaneous hermaphrodites, both male and female roles are present in the same individual.
    • The Hippocratic paradigm assumed that sex existed along a sort of continuum from the extreme male to the extreme female and that the hermaphrodite therefore was s/he who lay in the middle.
    • A third possibility is that the Belle Isle bamboo shark is a hermaphrodite, harboring both male and female sex organs, and capable of fertilizing its own eggs.
    • It also shows favorable features for vulva genetics: self-fertilizing hermaphrodites with facultative males and a fast life cycle.


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    • Wild beets are gynodioecious: both female and hermaphrodite individuals coexist frequently within natural populations.
    • Now, a new study provides the first experimental evidence that some hermaphrodite animals also benefit from promoting maleness when faced with troublesome conditions.
    • SELF-incompatibility is a genetic mechanism used by hermaphrodite plants to prevent self-fertilization and to promote outbreeding.
    • This allowed construction of a male / hermaphrodite strain.
    • This situation never happens for nuclear genes because at least half of the nuclear genes carried by females necessarily derive from hermaphrodite parents.
    • Animals developed as perfectly normal hermaphrodites if derived from a heterozygous hermaphrodite mother.
    • Each plant was marked at the beginning of the flowering and visited every 7-10 days, noting the number of male and hermaphrodite cyathia at each level of the inflorescence.
    • Earlier this year another team of scientists reported the creation of a hermaphrodite embryo containing male and female cells.
    • One female and one hermaphrodite plant that did not produce any fruit were excluded from the analyses.
    • The painting presents a heavily pregnant two-tone, two-headed, hermaphrodite figure in x-ray on a background of what also appears to be a row of x-rayed teeth.
    • However, seeds from hermaphrodite trees always segregate into hermaphrodites and females at the ratio of 2: 1 and the sex types of the plants can be determined only by inspection of the flowers.
    • All individuals were selected from sibships that had both female and hermaphrodite progeny, so all individuals carried a fertility cytoplasm that is susceptible to restoration.
    • We observed complete interference for both oogenesis and spermatogenesis in hermaphrodite animals and for the entire lengths of both an autosome and the X chromosome.
    • However, when pollinators were excluded from the flowers at night but not in the day, there was no effect on fruit set in female plants and even a slight increase in hermaphrodite plants.
    • Twenty female and 20 hermaphrodite plants were chosen randomly in each population.
    • A second approach to looking for imprinting in C. elegans has been to generate diploid animals in which both copies of a given chromosome are derived from the same parent, from either the male parent or hermaphrodite parent.
    • A long tail on the survival curve, representing a small minority of long-lived survivors, was seen in male but not hermaphrodite populations.
    • Such individuals are able to reproduce, and most adult hermaphrodite bears are actually females that successfully raise cubs.
    • Poor old Kyle and Chardonnay have had nothing much to do this series, except provide a stream of public service information about hermaphrodite babies.
    • Most Pampas grass plants are either male or female, though odd plants may be hermaphrodite.