Definition of pseudohermaphroditism in English:


Syllabification: pseu·do·her·maph·ro·dit·ism
Pronunciation: /ˌso͞odōhərˈmafrədīˌdizəm/


The condition in which an individual of one sex has external genitalia superficially resembling those of the other sex.
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  • Today in the medical literature human hermaphroditism is divided into three basic theoretical types: male pseudohermaphroditism, female pseudohermaphroditism, and true hermaphroditism.
  • Dysgenetic male pseudohermaphroditism is a sexual differentiation disorder diagnosed on the basis of morphologic features in patients with evidence of gonadal dysgenesis.



Pronunciation: /-ˈmafrəˌdīt/
More example sentences
  • ‘Female pseudohermaphrodites ' are by contrast much more common, perhaps ‘accounting for about half of all cases of ambiguous external genitalia’.
  • To determine the contribution of androgens to the formation of male-gender identity, we studied male pseudohermaphrodites who had decreased dihydrotestosterone production due to 5 alpha-reductase deficiency.

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