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intersexuality

 [in″ter-sek″shoo-al´ĭ-te]

in·ter·sex·u·al·i·ty

(in'tĕr-seks'yū-al'i-tē),
The condition of having both male and female characteristics; being intermediate between the sexes.

intersexuality

/in·ter·sex·u·al·i·ty/ (in″ter-sek″shoo-al´ĭ-te)
3. androgyny.intersex´ual

intersexuality

[-sek′sho̅o̅·al′itē]
Etymology: L, inter + sexus, male or female
the condition in which an individual has both male and female anatomical characteristics to varying degrees or in which the appearance of the external genitalia is ambiguous or differs from that characteristic of the gonadal or genetic sex. See also hermaphroditism, pseudohermaphroditism. intersexual, adj.

hermaphroditism

The state of being a hermaphrodite, i.e., having both male and female gonadal tissue.

intersexuality

an intermingling, in varying degrees, of the characters of each sex, including physical form, reproductive tissue and sexual behavior, in one animal, as a result of some flaw in embryonic development. See also hermaphroditism and pseudohermaphroditism.
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4%), although this apparent consequence of intersexuality was not statistically significant at the 95% level (Fisher's exact test, p = 0.
93) According to the article's view of scholarly imperatives, "It]he dialogue must focus on whether sexual categories should be limited to the two traditional classifications of male and female or whether sex categorization should be expanded to include intersexuality as a sex category.
Callahan's book is spent exploring the understanding of intersexuality, from the physicians of ancient Greece to today's neuroendocrinologists.
What is less commonly known is that the term "gender" as it originally emerged in research on intersexuality and transsexuality had a very different tenor--even if it was equally rooted in a conceptual separation from biological sex.
In this article, we will describe the nature of intersexuality and transgenderism, with a particular focus on the implications of these conditions for gender identity.
Two new cases of intersexuality in scorpions, in specimens of Brachistosternus pentheri and Bothriurus araguayae, are reported and discussed.
53) Intersexuality can also result from several chromosomal conditions.
Martin, Moving Toward an International Standard in Informed Consent: The Impact of Intersexuality and the Internet on the Standard of Care, 9 DUKE J.
Meanwhile, the Pascoes hold a press conference to tell the world (or at least Take a Break) about Paddy's intersexuality.
Analyzing intersexuality therefore provides greater opportunities for individual liberty and social understanding.
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Arnold (1991: 366-74) and others have argued for the possible presence, in European prehistory, of a third, ambiguous and possibly liminal gender that may be identifiable through, for instance, grave-goods; a liminality in gender-ascription may be due to the behaviour of an individual in life, to biological intersexuality (Taylor 1996: 64-5) or to some other factor.