Hermaphrodite vs. Intersex

Hermaphrodite vs. Intersex — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Hermaphrodite and Intersex

Hermaphroditenoun

An animal or plant exhibiting hermaphroditism.

Intersexnoun

An intersexual individual.

Hermaphroditenoun

Something that is a combination of disparate or contradictory elements.

Intersexnoun

The condition of being intersexual.

Hermaphroditenoun

An individual or organism possessing ambiguous sexual organs, typically including both types of gonads.

An earthworm is a hermaphrodite.

Intersexadjective

Intersexual.

Hermaphroditenoun

A person or thing possessing two opposing qualities.

Intersexnoun

Any of a variety of inherent conditions (in a dioecious species) whereby an individual has sex characteristics which differ from those of a typical male and female; for example, the state of having physical features relating to both male and female sexes; intersexuality.

Hermaphroditenoun

(nautical) A hermaphrodite brig.

Intersexnoun

An individual with any of these conditions.

Hermaphroditenoun

A farm wagon convertible to multiple purposes.

Intersexadjective

(of an individual) Having an intersex condition.

Hermaphroditeadjective

Having gender-ambiguous sexual organs, typically including both types of gonads.

Intersexverb

(nonstandard) To make intersex.

Hermaphroditeadjective

Combining two opposing qualities.

Intersexnoun

one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made

Hermaphroditenoun

one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made

Hermaphroditeadjective

of animal or plant; having both male female reproductive organs