1. An abnormal combination of male and female characteristics. 2. The presence of male and female sex chromosome complements in different tissues; sex chromosome mosaicism. [gyn- + G. aner (andr-), a male human, + morphe, form]

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gy·nan·dro·mor·phism (gi-) (jə-nan″dro-morґfiz-əm) [gyn- + andro- + morph- + -ism] the condition of having both male and female characteristics; properly used to denote the presence of chromosomes of both sexes in different tissues of the body in insects, resulting from cell-specific X chromosome inactivation.

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