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gynandromorph Line breaks: gy¦nan¦dro|morph
Pronunciation: /dʒɪˈnandrəmɔːf/

Definition of gynandromorph in English:


Zoology & Medicine
An abnormal individual, especially an insect, having some male and some female characteristics.
Example sentences
  • The negative sustained component was reduced to 1/3 of that from sibling controls or the contralateral eye in gynandromorphs.
  • The In w vc chromosome is lost at high frequency in the earliest nuclear divisions to generate gynandromorphs containing large clones of male (haplo-X) and female (diplo-X) tissue.
  • He also did extensive studies of radiation-induced somatic mutations, and he studied the formation of gynandromorphs and other mosaics, using mutant markers as tracers of embryonic lineages.


Pronunciation: /dʒɪnandrəˈmɔːfɪk/ /ɡʌɪnandrəˈmɔːfɪk/
Example sentences
  • The asterisk denotes the methyl farnesoate level at which gynandromorphic offspring were produced.
  • We assume that the interneurones in gynandromorphic females that branch into the macroglomerular complex induced by a grafted male antenna can activate this pathway.
  • Also, when we have time, she and I have fun with gynandromorphic moths - insects with a transplanted antennal imagined disk from the opposite sex.
Pronunciation: /dʒɪnandrəˈmɔːfɪz(ə)m/ /ɡʌɪnandrəˈmɔːfɪz(ə)m/
Example sentences
  • It's a phenomenon known as bilateral gynandromorphy, and it's been observed in butterflies, moths, and lobsters.
  • Literally, gynandromorphy is a condition of having female and male reproductive characteristics.
  • But, sometimes only the genitalia exhibit gynandromorphy, as is the case with this specimen.


Late 19th century: from Greek gunandros 'of doubtful sex' (see gynandrous) + morphē 'form'.

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