- an individual having reproductive organs or external sexual characteristics of both male and female.
- noting or relating to such an individual; intersexual.
Origin of intersex
First recorded in 1915–20; back formation from intersexual
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Examples from the Web for intersex
Now that the public is aware of your intersex status, do you fear that will change your relationship with him?
I feel like I have this opportunity to turn this into something good and teach people about intersex.
Ignorance about the existence of persons with intersex conditions is hardly limited to the religious.
The truth is that intersex just might be the silver bullet in the culture wars about sex and gender.
The power of intersex bodies is their ability to disrupt social norms.
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Word Origin and History for intersex
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