EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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
back formation from
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Examples from the Web for intersex Contemporary Examples of 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
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. British Dictionary definitions for intersex noun the condition of having characteristics intermediate between those of a male and a female
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Word Origin and History for intersex n.
"one having characteristics of both sexes," 1917, from German
intersexe (1915); see inter- + sex. Coined by German-born U.S. geneticist Richard Benedict Goldschmidt (1878-1958). Related: Intersexual; intersexuality.
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