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bi·sex·u·al

 (bī-sĕk′sho͞o-əl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to both sexes.
2.
a. Having both male and female reproductive organs; hermaphroditic.
b. Botany Denoting a single flower that contains functional staminate and pistillate structures; perfect.
3. Of, relating to, or having a sexual orientation to persons of either sex.
n.
1. A bisexual organism; a hermaphrodite.
2. A bisexual person.

bi′sex·u·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.

bisexual

(baɪˈsɛksjʊəl)
adj
1. sexually attracted by both men and women
2. showing characteristics of both sexes: a bisexual personality.
3. (Biology) (of some plants and animals) having both male and female reproductive organs
4. of or relating to both sexes
n
5. (Biology) a bisexual organism; a hermaphrodite
6. a bisexual person
bisexuality, biˈsexualism n
biˈsexually adv

bi•sex•u•al

(baɪˈsɛk ʃu əl)

adj.
1. of both sexes.
2. combining male and female organs in one individual.
3. sexually responsive to both sexes.
n.
4. an animal or plant that has the reproductive organs of both sexes.
5. a person sexually responsive to both sexes.
[1815–25]
bi`sex•u•al′i•ty, bi•sex′u•al•ism, n.
bi•sex′u•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bisexual - a person who is sexually attracted to both sexes
sensualist - a person who enjoys sensuality
androgyne, epicene, epicene person, gynandromorph, hermaphrodite, intersex - one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made
pseudohermaphrodite - someone having external genitalia of one sex and internal sex organs of the other sex; not a true hermaphrodite because there is no ambiguity in the sex of the external genitalia and hence no question about gender at birth
switch-hitter - slang term for a bisexual person
Adj.1.bisexual - sexually attracted to both sexesbisexual - sexually attracted to both sexes  
heterosexual - sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex
homosexual - sexually attracted to members of your own sex
2.bisexual - having an ambiguous sexual identity
androgynous - having both male and female characteristics

bisexual

adjective bi (slang), ambidextrous (slang), swinging both ways (slang), AC/DC (slang) a road movie about two bisexual women
Quotations
"[Bisexuality] immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night" [Woody Allen]
Translations
bisexuálbisexuální
biseksuaalinenkaksineuvoinen
bi

bisexual

[ˈbaɪˈseksjʊəl]
A. ADJbisexual
B. Nbisexual mf

bisexual

[ˌbaɪˈsɛkʃuəl]
adj [person] → bisexuel(le); [animal, plant] → bisexué(e)
nbisexuel(le) m/f

bisexual

n (= person)Bisexuelle(r) mf

bisexual

[baɪˈsɛksjʊəl] adj & nbisessuale (m/f), bisex (m/f) inv

bi·sex·u·al

a. bisexual, con gónadas de los dos sexos.

bisexual

adj bisexual
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