ambiguous genitalia

noun

Medical Definition of ambiguous genitalia

: a condition in which the external genital organs do not have the appearance typical of either a male or female and that is characteristic of hermaphroditism and some forms of pseudohermaphroditism …a leading specialist in the treatment of children with the intersexual condition, boys and girls born with ambiguous genitalia.— Claudia Dreifus, The New York Times, 31 May 2005

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