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intersex

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noun in·ter·sex \ˈin-tər-ˌseks\

Definition of intersex

  1. :  an intersexual individual



Origin and Etymology of intersex

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1910


Medical Dictionary

1

intersex

noun in·ter·sex \ˈint-ər-ˌseks\

Medical Definition of intersex

  1. 1:  an intersexual individual

  2. 2:  intersexuality




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intersex

adjective in·ter·sex

Medical Definition of intersex

  1. :  of or relating to intersexuality <intersex conditions>; also :  exhibiting intersexuality <an intersex individual>




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