intersexual

[ in-ter-sek-shoo-uhl or, especially British, -seks-yoo- ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈsɛk ʃu əl or, especially British, -ˈsɛks yu- /

adjective

existing between the sexes; done or used by both male and female sexes: an intersexual tennis competition.

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Origin of intersexual

First recorded in 1865–70; inter- + sexual

OTHER WORDS FROM intersexual

in·ter·sex·u·al·i·ty, in·ter·sex·u·al·ism, nounin·ter·sex·u·al·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for intersexual

  • In this view, only intersexual people are created in the image of God.

  • 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

occurring or existing between the sexes
relating to or being an intersex

Derived forms of intersexual

intersexuality or intersexualism, nounintersexually, adverb
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Medical definitions for intersexual

intersexual
[ ĭn′tər-sĕkshōō-əl ]

adj.

Having both male and female characteristics, including in varying degrees reproductive organs and secondary sexual characteristics, as a result of an abnormality of the sex chromosomes or a hormonal imbalance during embryogenesis.
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