intersexuality

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noun in·ter·sex·u·al·i·ty \ˌin-tər-ˌsek-shə-ˈwa-lə-tē\

Definition of intersexuality

  1. :  the condition (as that occurring in congenital adrenal hyperplasia or androgen insensitivity syndrome ) of either having both male and female gonadal tissue in one individual or of having the gonads of one sex and external genitalia that is of the other sex or is ambiguous <Intersexuality, in a variety of forms, occurs in about one of every 2,000 births—about the same proportion as cystic fibrosis. — Emily Nussbaum>

Origin and Etymology of intersexuality

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1920


Medical Dictionary

intersexuality

noun in·ter·sex·u·al·i·ty \-ˌsek-shə-ˈwal-ət-ē\

Medical Definition of intersexuality

plural

intersexualities

  1. :  the condition (as that occurring in congenital adrenal hyperplasia, androgen insensitivity syndrome, or gonadal dysgenesis) of either having both male and female gonadal tissue in one individual or of having the gonads of one sex and external genitalia that is of the other sex or is ambiguous—compare hermaphroditism, pseudohermaphroditism


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