[in-ter-sek-shoo-uh l or, esp. British, -seks-yoo-]


existing between the sexes; done or used by both sexes: an intersexual tennis competition.
Biology. relating to or having the characteristics of an intersex.

Nearby words

  1. intersectional feminism,
  2. intersectionality,
  3. interseptal,
  4. intersession,
  5. intersex,
  6. interspace,
  7. interspecies,
  8. interspecific,
  9. intersperse,
  10. interspersed

Origin of intersexual

First recorded in 1865–70; inter- + sexual

Related formsin·ter·sex·u·al·i·ty, in·ter·sex·u·al·ism, nounin·ter·sex·u·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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



occurring or existing between the sexes
relating to or being an intersex
Derived Formsintersexuality or intersexualism, nounintersexually, adverb

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