intersex

[ in-ter-seks ]
/ ˈɪn tərˌsɛks /
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noun

an individual having reproductive organs or external sexual characteristics of both male and female.

adjective

noting or relating to such an individual; intersexual.

Origin of intersex

First recorded in 1915–20; back formation from intersexual

Usage note

See gender1.
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intersex

/ (ˈɪntəˌsɛks) /

noun

the condition of having characteristics intermediate between those of a male and a female
an individual, esp a person, exhibiting such physiological characteristicsCompare gynandromorph, hermaphrodite (def. 1), hermaphrodite (def. 2)

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