What does the word hermaphrodite mean and where did it come from?

a hermaphrodite is a plant or animal that has reproductive organs normally associated with both male and female sexes.
The term "hermaphrodite" derives from Hermaphroditus, the son of Hermes and Aphrodite in Greek mythology, who was fused with a nymph, Salmacis, resulting in one individual possessing physical traits of both sexes.