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ambisexual

[am-bi-sek-shoo-uh l] /ˌæm bɪˈsɛk ʃu əl/
adjective, noun
1.
bisexual (defs 2, 4).
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; ambi- + sexual
Related forms
ambisexuality, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ambisexual

ambisexual

/ˌæmbɪˈsɛksjʊəl/
adjective
1.
(biology) relating to or affecting both the male and female sexes
2.
Also ambosexual. bisexual
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Word Origin and History for ambisexual
adj.

"unisex" (of clothing), also "bisexual," 1938 (ambisexuality is recorded from 1924), from ambi- + sexual. As a humorous coinage based on ambidextrous, ambisextrous is recorded from 1929.

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ambisexual in Medicine

ambisexual am·bi·sex·u·al (ām'bĭ-sěk'shōō-əl)
adj.
Sexually attracted to either sex indiscriminately. n.
An ambisexual person or organism.


am'bi·sex'u·al'i·ty (-āl'ĭ-tē) n.
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