Thus, testicular and ovarian tissues will both be present in the same individual.
Hermaphrodite is used in botany to describe a flower that has both staminate (male, pollen-producing) and carpellate (female, ovule-producing) parts.
This language has fallen out of favor due to misconceptions and pejorative connotations associated with the terms, and also a shift to nomenclature based on genetics.
Intersex is in some caused by unusual sex hormones; the unusual hormones may be caused by an atypical set of sex chromosomes.
The SRY is then activated in only certain areas, causing development of testes in some areas by beginning a series of events starting with the upregulation of SOX9, and in other areas not being active (causing the growth of ovarian tissues).
This contrasts simultaneous hermaphrodites, in which an individual may possess fully functional male and female genitalia.
Sequential hermaphroditism is common in fish (particularly teleost fish) and many gastropods (such as the common slipper shell), and some flowering plants.
It can be difficult to determine the sex of wild spotted hyenas until sexual maturity, when they may become pregnant.
When a female spotted hyena gives birth, they pass the cub through the cervix internally, but then pass it out through the elongated clitoris.