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intersex

[in-ter-seks] /ˈɪn tərˌsɛks/
noun, Biology
1.
an individual displaying sexual characteristics of both male and female.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; back formation from intersexual
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British Dictionary definitions for inter-sex

intersex

/ˈɪntəˌsɛks/
noun
1.
the condition of having characteristics intermediate between those of a male and a female
2.
an individual, esp a person, exhibiting such physiological characteristics Compare gynandromorph, hermaphrodite (sense 1), hermaphrodite (sense 2)
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Word Origin and History for inter-sex

intersex

n.

"one having characteristics of both sexes," 1917, from German intersexe (1915); see inter- + sex. Coined by German-born U.S. geneticist Richard Benedict Goldschmidt (1878-1958). Related: Intersexual; intersexuality.

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