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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.

androgynous

(ænˈdrɒdʒɪnəs)
adj
1. (Botany) botany having male and female flowers in the same inflorescence, as cuckoo pint
2. (Biology) having male and female characteristics; hermaphrodite
anˈdrogyny n

an•drog•y•nous

(ænˈdrɒdʒ ə nəs)

adj.
1. hermaphroditic.
2. having both masculine and feminine characteristics.
[1620–30; < Latin androgynus < Greek andrógynos; see andro-, -gynous]
an′dro•gyne` (-drəˌdʒaɪn) n.
an•drog′y•ny, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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 characteristicsandrogynous - 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"

androgynous

adjective hermaphrodite, bisexual, androgyne, hermaphroditic, epicene She's always attracted to men with an androgynous quality.
Translations

androgynous

[ænˈdrɒdʒɪnəs] ADJandrógino

androgynous

[ænˈdrɒdʒɪnəs] adj
(BIOLOGY) (= hermaphroditic) → androgyne
(fig) (in appearance, behaviour)androgyne

androgynous

adjandrogyn, zwitt(e)rig

androgynous

[ænˈdrɒdʒɪnəs] adj (Bio) (frm) → androgino/a

an·drog·y·nous

a. androginoide, que tiene las características de ambos sexos.
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