Hermaphrodites

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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. 1979, 1986 © Harper Collins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source ), son of Hermes and Aphrodite, who, in Ovid, was loved by the nymph Salmacis so ardently that she prayed for complete union with him and as a result they were united bodily, combining male and female characteristics.

In these groups, hermaphroditism is a normal condition, enabling a form of sexual reproduction in which either partner can act as the "female" or "male".

Since the adults take several years to change from female to male, the broodstock are extremely valuable individuals.

When a female spotted hyena gives birth, they pass the cub through the cervix internally, but then pass it out through the elongated clitoris.Sequential hermaphrodites can be divided into three broad categories: Dichogamy can have both conservation-related implications for humans, as mentioned above, as well as economic implications.For instance, groupers are favoured fish for eating in many Asian countries and are often aquacultured.Another common cause of being intersex is the crossing over of the SRY from the Y chromosome to the X chromosome during meiosis.The SRY is then activated in only certain areas, causing development of testes in some areas by beginning a series of events starting with the upregulation of SOX9, and in other areas not being active (causing the growth of ovarian tissues).

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