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What is hermaphroditism?

What is hermaphroditism?

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isaaq
3 months ago
If abnormalities of cell division occur, a fetus with mosaicism may result. The baby may have both cells with 46 XY chromosomes and cells with 46 XX chromosomes. This condition has been called hermaphroditism (after the greek
god Hermes and goddes Aphrodite) and it is one of many causes of inters*x. Because both male (46-XY) and female (46-XX) cells exist within the same fetus, both male and female structures develop. Typically, the pen** is not completely virilized (hypospadias). One or both testes may not be palpable or they may be palpable, but undescended. Whenever you see an infant with both hypospadias and an undescended testis (cryptorchidism), you must consider the possibility of inters*x.
Internally, Müllerian structures develop (uterus, oviducts, VJ). Gonadal tissue of both genders is present in various patterns: a testis on one side and an ovary on the other, a testis on one side and an ovo-testis (gonad containing both ovary and testis) on the other, or an ovary on one side and an ovo-testis on the other.
Augusta
3 months ago
This is a situation whereby an organism has both the male and female reproductive organs and can carry out fertilization on its own without mating with another organism
Oluoma
3 months ago
Hermaphroditism is the condition of having both male and female reproductive organs either abnormally or (in the case of some organisms) as the natural condition.
Hermaphroditic plants, mostly flowering plants, or angioman-fluids are called monoecious, or bis*xual.
Hermaphroditic animals, mostly invertebrates such as worms, bryozoans (moss animals), trematodes (flukes), snails, slugs, and barnacles are usually parasitic, slow-moving, or permanently attached to another animal or plant.
Gaby
3 months ago
Hermaphroditism, the condition of
having both male and female
reproductive organs. Hermaphroditic
plants—most flowering plants, or
angioman-fluids—are called monoecious,
or bis*xual. Hermaphroditic animals—
mostly invertebrates such as worms,
bryozoans (moss animals),
trematodes (flukes), snails, slugs, and
barnacles—are usually parasitic, slow-
moving, or permanently attached to
another animal or plant.
In humans, conditions that involve
discrepancies between external
genitalia and internal reproductive
organs are described by the term
inters*x. Inters*x conditions are
sometimes also referred to as
disorders of s*xual development
(DSDs). Such conditions are extremely
rare in humans. In true gonadal
inters*x (or true hermaphroditism),
an individual has both ovarian and
testicular tissue. The ovarian and
testicular tissue may be separate, or
the two may be combined in what is
called an ovotestis. Affected
individuals have s*x chromosomes
showing male-female mosaicism
(where one individual possesses both
the male XY and female XX
chromosome pairs). Most often, but
not always, the chromosome
complement is 46,XX, and in every
such individual there also exists
evidence of Y chromosomal material
on one of the autosomes (any of the
22 pairs of chromosomes other than
the s*x chromosomes). Individuals
with a 46,XX chromosome
complement usually have ambiguous
external genitalia with a sizable
phallus and are therefore often
reared as males. However, they
develop bosoms during puberty and
menstruate and in only rare cases
actually produce man-fluid. In 46,XX
inters*x (female
pseudohermaphroditism), individuals
have male external genitalia but the
chromosomal constitution and
reproductive organs of a female. In
46,XY (male pseudohermaphroditism),
individuals have ambiguous or female
external genitalia but the
chromosomal constitution and
reproductive organs of a male,
though the testes may be malformed
or absent.
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