Definition of Hermaphroditus in English:

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Hermaphroditus

Pronunciation: /hərˌmafrəˈdīdəs/
Greek Mythology
A son of Hermes and Aphrodite, with whom the nymph Salmacis fell in love and prayed to be forever united. As a result Hermaphroditus and Salmacis became joined in a single body that retained characteristics of both sexes.
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