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1. Of or relating to only one sex.
2. Having only one type of sexual organ; not a hermaphrodite.
3. Botany Having either stamens or pistils but not both.
4. Unisex.

u′ni·sex′u·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
u′ni·sex′u·al·ly adv.


1. of or relating to one sex only
2. (Biology) (of some organisms) having either male or female reproductive organs but not both
ˌuniˌsexuˈality n
ˌuniˈsexually adv


(ˌyu nəˈsɛk ʃu əl)

1. of or pertaining to one sex only.
2. having only male or female organs in one individual, as an animal or a flower.
3. unisex.
u`ni•sex`u•al′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unisexual - relating to only one sex or having only one type of sexual organunisexual - relating to only one sex or having only one type of sexual organ; not hermaphroditic
sexual - having or involving sex; "sexual reproduction"; "sexual spores"
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phenotypic unisexuality in neotropical Pentagonia macrophylla
I have long since argued that Hardy's approach to establishing equality of the sexes led him to create, in his characters, attributes that straddle the sexual divide--a literary version of the unisexuality of the 1960s.
In addition to the contrast between unisexuality and hermaphroditism in the Notostraca that Baker (1955) cited in support of his hypothesis, he also noted several cases from the plant kingdom (and see Cox 1989).