epicene

adjective ep·i·cene \ ˈe-pə-ˌsēn \

Definition of epicene

1 of a noun : having but one form to indicate either sex
2 a : having characteristics typical of the other sex
3 : lacking characteristics of either sex

epicene

noun

epicenism

play \ˈe-pə-ˌsē-ˌni-zəm, ˌe-pə-ˈsē-\ noun

Examples of epicene in a Sentence

  1. an ancient statue of a young man of graceful, epicene beauty

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Origin and Etymology of epicene

Middle English, from Latin epicoenus, from Greek epikoinos, from epi- + koinos common — more at co-


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