intersexuality


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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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