epicenism


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ep·i·cene

 (ĕp′ĭ-sēn′)
adj.
1. Having characteristics of both sexes.
2. Having characteristics traditionally ascribed to the other sex, especially as a male who is considered to be effeminate.
3. Having no characteristics of either sex.
4. Linguistics Having only one form for both the male and the female: an epicene pronoun.
n.
1. One that is epicene.
2. Linguistics An epicene word.

[Middle English, having only one form of the noun for either gender, from Latin epicoenus, from Greek epikoinos, in common : epi-, epi- + koinos, common; see kom in Indo-European roots.]

ep′i·cen′ism n.

epicenism

the state or quality of combining characteristics of both sexes. — epicenity, n.epicene, adj.
See also: Biology
the state or quality of combining characteristics of both sexes. — epicenity, n. — epicene, adj.
See also: Body, Human
the state or quality of combining characteristics of both sexes. — epicenity, n. — epicene, adj.
See also: Sex