intersex

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in·ter·sex

 (ĭn′tər-sĕks′)
n.
1. An intersexual individual.
2. The condition of being intersexual.
adj.
Intersexual.

intersex

(ˈɪntəˌsɛks)
n
1. (Genetics) the condition of having characteristics intermediate between those of a male and a female
2. (Physiology) the condition of having characteristics intermediate between those of a male and a female
3. (Physiology) an individual, esp a person, exhibiting such physiological characteristics. Compare gynandromorph, hermaphrodite1, hermaphrodite2

in•ter•sex

(ˈɪn tərˌsɛks)

n.
an individual displaying both male and female sexual characteristics.
[1915–20; back formation from intersexual]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intersex - one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organsintersex - one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made
bisexual, bisexual person - a person who is sexually attracted to both sexes
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High prevalences of gonadal intersex have been observed in wild fish populations in areas affected by domestic and industrial effluents.
Waterborne exposures of Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes) to equol from soon after hatch to approximately 100 days posthatch induced gonadal intersex (i.e., testis-ova) in males at incidences of 10 and 87% in equol treatments of 0.4 and 0.8 pg/L, respectively.