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ANDROGYNOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does androgynous mean? 

ANDROGYNOUS (adjective)
  The adjective ANDROGYNOUS has 2 senses:

1. relating to or exhibiting both female and male sex organs but with a predominantly female appearance
2. having both male and female characteristics

  Familiarity information: ANDROGYNOUS used as an adjective is rare.


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ANDROGYNOUS (adjective)


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Meaning:

Relating to or exhibiting both female and male sex organs but with a predominantly female appearance

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

androgyne (one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made)


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Meaning:

Having both male and female characteristics

Similar:

bisexual; epicene (having an ambiguous sexual identity)

gynandromorphic; gynandromorphous (having both male and female morphological characteristics)

hermaphrodite; hermaphroditic (of animal or plant; having both male female reproductive organs)

intersexual (having sexual characteristics intermediate between those of male and female)

pseudohermaphrodite; pseudohermaphroditic (having internal reproductive organs of one sex and external sexual characteristics of the other sex)

unisex (not distinguished on the basis of sex)

Attribute:

gender; sex; sexuality (the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles)

Antonym:

female (being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop)

male (being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation)


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