ampho-, amph-, amphi-

(Greek: around, about, both, on both sides of, both kinds)

A Condition in which a person is able to conceive of himself or herself as a male or female or both simultaneously.
Normal cross fertilization; the fusion of male and female gametes.
amphigean (adjective) (not comparable)
1. In botany, a reference to a plant that has underground as well as aerial flowers: Some plants are amphigean in that they produce flowers from a rootstock.
2. Concerning something that stretches around the Earth: Various amphigean plant species or genera exist at about the same latitude around the world.
A leucite that is a mineral having a glassy fracture, occurring in translucent trapezohedral crystals.

It is a silicate of alumina and potash. It is found in the volcanic rocks of Italy, especially at Vesuvius.

amphigenesis, amphigenetic
1. In psychiatry, a form of sexual inversion in which a person, predominantly homosexual, is able also to have sexual relations with members of the opposite sex.
2. Sexual development; the fusion of two dissimilar gametes.
1. A reference to certain parasitic fungi growing on both sides of leaves.
2. Increasing in size by growth on all sides; such as, lichens.

Lichens are thallophytic plants formed by a mutualistic combination of an alga and a fungus, the algal component being a green or blue-green alga, and the fungal usually an ascomycete.

Possession of both ovarian and testicular tissue; true hermaphroditism.
A reference to aphigony.
Pertaining to both parents.
Sexual reproduction involving cross fertilization.
amphigory, amphigouri
1. A meaningless or nonsensical piece of writing; especially, one intended as a parody.
2. A nonsensical piece of writing, usually in verse form, typically composed as a parody.
In fungi, having an antheridium through which the oogonial initial grows.
A diploid nucleus containing two haploid sets of chromosomes.
A microorganism that is either aerobic or anaerobic, depending on the environment.
1. In nematodes, reproduction in which sperm and eggs come from separate individuals (cross-fertilization).
2. Nematodes that are capable of interbreeding freely and of producing fertile offspring.

Related "around, round, surrounding" units: ambi-; circ-; circum-; cyclo-, -cycle; gyro-; peri-.