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 for hermaphroditic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hermaphroditic \Her*maph`ro*dit"ic\, Hermaphroditical
  \Her*maph`ro*dit"ic*al\, a.
     1. (Biol.) Partaking of the characteristics of both sexes;
        having male and female reproductive organs in the same
        plant or animal; characterized by hermaphroditism.
        Opposite of dioecious. [WordNet sense 1]--
        Her*maph`ro*dit"ic*al*ly, adv.
     Syn: monoecious, monecious, hermaphrodite.
          [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
     2. Specifically: (Botany) having pistils and stamens in the
        same flower. Opposite of diclinous. [WordNet sense 2]
     Syn: monoclinous.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of or relating to monoclinous plants
      2: of animal or plant; having both male female reproductive
         organs [syn: hermaphroditic, hermaphrodite]

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