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1. Existing or occurring between the sexes: intersexual competition.
2. Having anatomical characteristics that are neither typically male nor typically female.
An intersexual person.

in′ter·sex′u·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
in′ter·sex′u·al·ly adv.


1. (Biology) occurring or existing between the sexes
2. (Zoology) relating to or being an intersex
ˌinterˌsexuˈality, ˌinterˈsexualism n
ˌinterˈsexually adv


(ˌɪn tərˈsɛk ʃu əl)

1. existing between the sexes; done or used by both sexes.
2. pertaining to or having the characteristics of an intersex.
in`ter•sex`u•al′i•ty, in`ter•sex′u•al•ism, n.
in`ter•sex′u•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.intersexual - existing or occurring between the sexes
sexual - having or involving sex; "sexual reproduction"; "sexual spores"
2.intersexual - having sexual characteristics intermediate between those of male and female
androgynous - having both male and female characteristics
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Interspecific and intersexual differences in mole cricket cuticular lipid composition suggest their involvement in intra- and interspecific recognition (Castner & Nation 1984).
Collister and Wicklum (1996) suggested that intersexual differences can confound the detection of differences among subspecies, and the converse is likely true.
The Intersexual Differences of Sexual Functions and Prolactine Levels in Schizophrenia Patients Under Antipsychotic Medication.
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Once the biologist has identified concepts and topics essential to an introductory understanding of evolutionary science, her colleague chooses compatible literary materials: narratives, poems, and plays in which issues such as mate selection, intersexual competition, parental investment, and kin selection assume recognizable importance.
Sex-based heterogeneity in diet was not expected, given the slight sexual dimorphism in harbor seals, but it may reflect a number of factors, including intersexual competition for food resources, foraging behavior, predatory efficiency, and differences in reproductive investment.
Instead of demanding sympathy for either the male or female point of view, Lawrence's story encourages readers to view the vicissitudes of intersexual competition with detachment.
Among the liberations the cult appears to have promised was freedom from the penalties of intersexual congress.
Intersexual gonads (including testes containing TOFs) have been previously reported in free-ranging amphibian populations (for recent studies see Reeder et al.