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intersex

 [in´ter-seks]
female intersex a female pseudohermaphrodite.
male intersex a male pseudohermaphrodite.
true intersex a true hermaphrodite.

intersex

/in·ter·sex/ (in´ter-seks)
female intersex  a female pseudohermaphrodite.
male intersex  a male pseudohermaphrodite.
true intersex  a true hermaphrodite.

intersex

(ĭn′tər-sĕks′)
n.
1. An intersexual individual.
2. The condition of being intersexual.
adj.
Intersexual.

intersex

[in′tərseks′]
Etymology: L, inter + sexus, sex, gender
any individual who has anatomical characteristics of both sexes or whose external genitalia are ambiguous or inappropriate for either the normal male or female. See also intersexuality, pseudohermaphroditism.

intersex

A person with bodily or psychological characteristics of both man and woman. A person of ambiguous sex. See also HERMAPHRODITISM.

intersex

an individual with characteristics intermediate between those of a male and a female.

intersex

1. intersexuality.
2. an animal which exhibits intersexuality.

chromosomal intersex
includes all patients whose sexual abnormalities are due to sex chromosome abnormalities.
intersex condition
where there is ambiguity in the structure of the gonads, reproductive tract or external genitalia.
gonadal intersex
patients who have a normal male or female karyotype but whose gonads do not correspond to their chromosomal sex.
phenotypic intersex
patients with normal gonadal and chromosomal sex but their sex organs in whole or in part are abnormal; their other sexual characteristics may also be abnormal.
true intersex
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Normal is a quick and engaging read, comprised of three distinct essays on the topics of female-to-male transsexuals, heterosexual male cross-dressers, and intersexed people.
Basic assumptions about human gender, sexual identity and sexual re-assignment, and what makes a person male or female, or man or woman, are being re-evaluated in light of David Reimer's experience and subsequent revelations from intersexed individuals, concomitant with new medical procedures, theories and standards.