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androgyne

[ an-druh-jahyn ]
/ ˈæn drəˌdʒaɪn /
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noun
an androgynous person, as one whose appearance is neither clearly masculine nor clearly feminine.
a being of ambiguous sexual identity or one that combines masculine and feminine external manifestations of gender expression.
a person with ovaries who also has secondary sex traits commonly found in men.
an androgynous plant.
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Origin of androgyne

First recorded in 1545–55; from Middle French, from Latin androgynus, from Greek andrógynos “hermaphrodite,” equivalent to andro- + gyn- (combining forms meaning “man” and “woman” respectively) + -os masculine noun suffix; see andro-, gyn-
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British Dictionary definitions for androgyne

androgyne
/ (ˈændrəˌdʒaɪn) /

noun
another word for hermaphrodite

Word Origin for androgyne

C17: from Old French, via Latin from Greek androgunos, from anēr man + gunē woman
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