[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.

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

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Historical Examples of intersexual

  • 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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