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 - 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
References in periodicals archive ?
"Androgyn and Stardom: Cultural Meanings of Michael Jackson." The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal.
In the early forties when academic circles were still preponderantly male-dominated, Theodore Roethke drew a brief sketch of a poem whose very brevity is in itself an attempt to foreshorten the stature of the critic: in "Academic" (from Open House) he is written off in a pat quatrain which depicts him as a persistent, almost immortal (in the negative sense of being non-disposable) sickly androgyn afflicted by "a nurse-maid waddle and a shop-girl simper" (3).