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HERMAPHRODITES. Persons who have in the sexual organs the appearance of both sexes. They are adjudged to belong to that which prevails in them. Co. Litt. 2, 7; Domat, Lois Civ. liv. 1, t. 2, s. 1, n.. 9.
     2. The sexual characteristics in the human species are widely separated, and the two sexes are never, perhaps, united in the same individual. 2 Dunglison's Hum. Physiol. 304; 1 Beck's Med. Jur. 94 to 110.
     3. Dr. William Harris, in a lecture delivered to the Philadelphia Medical Institute, gives an interesting account of a supposed hermaphrodite who came under his own observation in Chester county, Pennsylvania. The individual was called Elizabeth, and till the age of eighteen, wore the female dress, when she threw it off, and assumed the name of Rees, with the dress and habits of a man; at twenty-five, she married a woman, but had no children. Her clitoris was five or six inches long, and in coition, which she greatly enjoyed, she used this instead of the male organ. She lived till she was sixty years of age, and died in possession of a large estate, which she had acquired by her industry and enterprise. Medical Examiner, vol. ii. p, 314. Vide 1 Briand, M‚d. L‚g. c. 2, art. 2, Sec. 2, n. 2; Dict. des Sciences M‚d. art. Hypospadias, et art. Impuissance; Guy, Med. Jur. 42, 47.

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Unusual or accidental cases of ovotestis in regular gonochoric species has been observed in several sea urchin species that led to indicate that they are hermaphrodites (Boolootian and Moore, 1956; Gonor, 1973; Ijiri et al., 1981; Carrasco, 2007), however, broadly some of these events are isolated and most likely there are not hermaphrodites as mode of sexuality, instead is probable it refers to sexual differentiation or isolated situation of sex change.
It is also possible that these cryptic males have been overlooked for many years since the species was (re) discovered in Cuba and Florida in the 1940s and 1950s (Rivas, 1945; Harrington and Rivas, 1958), despite mangrove rivulus being the subject of numerous investigations related to male and hermaphrodite sexual phenotypes (Harrington, 1967, 1971; Turner et al., 2006; Earley et al., 2012; Ellison et al., 2015).
Regarding the hermaphrodite sex condition, tetraploid Catarina scallops were still hermaphrodites, but had a strikingly different gonad morphology than that observed in diploids, where the testis part of the gonad organ was found to be significantly smaller when compared with diploid hermaphrodites.
Therefore, abnormalities in sex differentiation can occur which may lead to true hermaphrodites, pseudohermaphrodites and gonadal dysgenesis etc5.
Case report: ultrasonographic appearance of ovotestes in a true hermaphrodite. Clinical radiology 1997;52(4):312-4.
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mellifera to both floral types (male and hermaphrodite) of a cultivar, and between the melon hybrids Yellow type, Piel de Sapo and Cantaloupe (KIILL et al, 2011;.
salpa for males, females, hermaphrodite and the total sample population were determined as W=0.0294L2.750, W= 0.0216L2.840, W=0.0115L3.058 and W=0.0189L2.894 respectively.
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