ambisexual

[ am-bi-sek-shoo-uh l ]
/ ˌæm bɪˈsɛk ʃu əl /

adjective, noun

Origin of ambisexual

First recorded in 1935–40; ambi- + sexual
Related formsam·bi·sex·u·al·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ambisexual

ambisexual

/ (ˌæmbɪˈsɛksjʊəl) /

adjective

biology relating to or affecting both the male and female sexes
Also: ambosexual bisexual
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Word Origin and History for ambisexual

ambisexual


adj.

"unisex" (of clothing), also "bisexual," 1938 (ambisexuality is recorded from 1924), from ambi- + sexual. As a humorous coinage based on ambidextrous, ambisextrous is recorded from 1929.

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Medicine definitions for ambisexual

ambisexual

[ ăm′bĭ-sĕkshōō-əl ]

adj.

Bisexual.

n.

An ambisexual person or organism.
Related formsam′bi•sex′u•ali•ty (-ălĭ-tē) n.
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