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1. An intersexual individual.
2. The condition of being intersexual.


1. (Genetics) the condition of having characteristics intermediate between those of a male and a female
2. (Physiology) the condition of having characteristics intermediate between those of a male and a female
3. (Physiology) an individual, esp a person, exhibiting such physiological characteristics. Compare gynandromorph, hermaphrodite1, hermaphrodite2


(ˈɪn tərˌsɛks)

an individual displaying both male and female sexual characteristics.
[1915–20; back formation from intersexual]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intersex - one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organsintersex - one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made
bisexual, bisexual person - a person who is sexually attracted to both sexes
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