androgyny


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an·drog·y·nous

 (ăn-drŏj′ə-nəs)
adj.
1. Biology Having both female and male characteristics; hermaphroditic.
2. Being neither distinguishably masculine nor feminine, as in dress, appearance, or behavior.

[From Latin androgynus, hermaphrodite, from Greek androgunos : andro-, andro- + gunē, woman; see -gynous.]

an·drog′y·nous·ly adv.
an·drog′y·ny (-ə-nē) n.

androgynism, androgyny

the possession of the characteristics of both sexes; hermaphroditism. Also androgyneity.androgynous. adj.
See also: Body, Human
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.androgyny - showing characteristics of both sexesandrogyny - showing characteristics of both sexes
sexuality, gender, sex - the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles; "she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus"
Translations

androgyny

[ænˈdrɒdʒɪnɪ] Nandroginia f

androgyny

[ænˈdrɒdʒɪni] n
(BIOLOGY)androgynie f
(fig) (in appearance, behaviour)androgynie f

androgyny

nAndrogynie f, → Zwittrigkeit f

androgyny

n androginia
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