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Typically, it is used to describe people who are believed to be, physically, both female and male.
People who are born with characteristics of both sexes, however, cannot be as easily depicted as completely female while also being completely male.
According to Ovid, he was born a remarkably handsome boy with whom the naiad Salmacis fell in love and prayed to be united forever.
A god, in answer to her prayer, merged their two forms into one and transformed them into an androgynous form.
Beyond visible features, other physical characteristics may also cause a person to be defined as intersex, such as the chromosomal differences apparent in Klinefelter syndrome where a male is born with two X chromosomes and one Y chromosome.
The phallic god Priapus was the son of Hermes by some accounts and the youthful god of desire Eros of Ares and Aphrodite. At the age of fifteen, he grew bored with his surroundings and traveled to the cities of Lycia and Caria.
It was in the woods of Caria, near Halicarnassus (modern Bodrum, Turkey) that he encountered the nymph, Salmacis, in her pool.
Specifically, a person who some may refer to as a hermaphrodite may actually be born with an outwardly male appearance, yet possess female internal organs or vice versa.
There are a number of other congenital variations that cause some to shun the hermaphrodite label.The hermaphrodite label is not only applied to humans, but is often used to describe certain plant species, as well as other animals that possess both sex organs.