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being both male and female; hermaphroditic; having an ambiguous sexual identity
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androgenous – tending to produce male offspring; capable of developing certain male sexual characteristics
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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·ny (-ə-nē) n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Botany) botany having male and female flowers in the same inflorescence, as cuckoo pint
2. (Biology) having male and female characteristics; hermaphrodite
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an•drog•y•nous(ænˈdrɒdʒ ə nəs)
2. having both masculine and feminine characteristics.
an′dro•gyne` (-drəˌdʒaɪn) n.
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|Adj.||1.||androgynous - relating to or exhibiting both female and male sex organs but with a predominantly female appearance|
|2.||androgynous - having both male and female characteristics|
female - being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop; "a female heir"; "female holly trees bear the berries"
male - being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation; "a male infant"; "a male holly tree"
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adjective hermaphrodite, bisexual, androgyne, hermaphroditic, epicene She's always attracted to men with an androgynous quality.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
androgynous[ænˈdrɒdʒɪnəs] ADJ → andrógino
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
(BIOLOGY) (= hermaphroditic) → androgyne
(fig) (in appearance, behaviour) → androgyne
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
adj → androgyn, zwitt(e)rig
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
androgynous[ænˈdrɒdʒɪnəs] adj (Bio) (frm) → androgino/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a. androginoide, que tiene las características de ambos sexos.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012