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In a magazine profile that received considerable attention, the actress Zoe Saldana said that she might "end up with a woman raising my children. That's how androgynous I am."

Androgynous means "having the characteristics or nature of both male or female." It's often used to refer to a person's appearance ("androgynous looks") or something that is suitable for either sex ("androgynous clothing").

Androgynous comes from combining the Greek roots andro ("man") and gynous ("woman").

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