intersex

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in·ter·sex

 (ĭn′tər-sĕks′)
n.
1. An intersexual individual.
2. The condition of being intersexual.
adj.
Intersexual.

intersex

(ˈɪntəˌsɛks)
n
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

in•ter•sex

(ˈɪn tərˌsɛks)

n.
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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This was particularly the case with regard to the study and characterization of people who were alternately called Urnings, Uranians, the third sex, similisexuals, inverts, intersexes, intermediates, and homosexuals.
Information sought on the whereabouts of original copies of Xavier Mayne's The Intersexes (1908) for early 20th c.