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Definition of "bisexual" []

  • Of or relating to both sexes. (adjective)
  • Having both male and female reproductive organs; hermaphroditic. (adjective)
  • Botany Denoting a single flower that contains functional staminate and pistillate structures; perfect. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or having a sexual orientation to persons of either sex. (adjective)
  • A bisexual organism; a hermaphrodite. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bisexual" in a sentence
  • "And while I found her discussions with older feminists like Shulman, who don't and never have used the label bisexual, even though they had had relationships with both men and women, very interesting, the younger women, including Featherstone and DiFranco, seemed to serve only as quotes to back up the assertions Baumgardner makes about herself."
  • "In order to distinguish these two great types of fertilization we will use the term bisexual for the one and unisexual for the other."
  • "I am somewhat embarrassed to admit this now, but I think I was afraid to claim the term "bisexual" because it seemed so finite, or too strong of a revealing label, like "gay.""