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intersexual

[in-ter-sek-shoo-uh l or, esp. British, -seks-yoo-] /ˌɪn tərˈsɛk ʃu əl or, esp. British, -ˈsɛks yu-/
adjective
1.
existing between the sexes; done or used by both sexes:
an intersexual tennis competition.
2.
Biology. relating to or having the characteristics of an intersex.
Origin of intersexual
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; inter- + sexual
Related forms
intersexuality, intersexualism, noun
intersexually, adverb
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  • One of the interesting results of the experiments was the production of a number of intersexual types of various grades.

    Taboo and Genetics

    Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
British Dictionary definitions for intersexual

intersexual

/ˌɪntəˈsɛksjʊəl/
adjective
1.
occurring or existing between the sexes
2.
relating to or being an intersex
Derived Forms
intersexuality, intersexualism, noun
intersexually, adverb
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