intersex

intersex
1. noun /ˈɪntəsɛks/
a) Any of a variety of conditions (in a dioecious species) whereby an individual has characteristics of both sexes.

A Canadian believes that he has solved the diagnostic problem in human intersex. All human cells, says Dr. Murray L. Barr of the University of Western Ontario, contain something called sex chromatin.

b) An individual with an any of these conditions.

A much more common condition caused by early exposure of fish larvae to oestrogenic substances is intersex, which in males usually takes the form of ovotestis.

2. adjective /ˈɪntəsɛks/
a) Intersexed, having characteristics of both sexes.

If you would not obfuscate the medical history of a person who was born without intersex, then you ought not to do so when dealing with a person born intersex.

b) Of or relating to intersex.

His confidentiality was broken, and soon the entire staff and residential population were aware that Jim was intersex. we faced the fact that most programs were gender segregated and would not be a safe place for Jim to be known as intersex.

Syn: hermaphroditic, intersexed, intersexual, pseudohermaphroditic

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