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Definition of "intersex" []

  • An intersexual individual. (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 "intersex" in a sentence
  • "Those unfamiliar with the term "intersex" may still recognize the term "hermaphrodite" -- a single human possessing both male and female genitalia -- which is one variety of intersexuality."
  • "Their newborn had a noticeably large clitoris, a tell-tale sign of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) - the most common of the conditions grouped together under the term intersex or disorders of sexual development (DSD)."
  • "This is a rare disorder and the term intersex describes a wide variety of conditions including both the obvious and subtle symptoms."