The phenomenon of an organism
's primary sexual characteristics
disappearing into the undifferentiated biomass of the organism itself. This can occur during abnormal gestation
, and there are some perfectly normal examples of genital
absorption in nature. Certain species of frogs, for example, are able to change sex
depending on their surroundings, the season and the gender balance of their local population
. When they do so, their genitalia are, in fact, slowly absorbed into their body mass, just as some scar tissue
is slowly absorbed.
This is what happened to the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park which were birthed using frog DNA as a 'filler' for missing codons.