from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Biology Having both female and male characteristics; hermaphroditic.
- adj. Being neither distinguishably masculine nor feminine, as in dress, appearance, or behavior.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pertaining to a feature or characteristic that is not definitively of either sex.
- adj. Possessing qualities of both sexes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Uniting both sexes in one, or having the characteristics of both; being in nature both male and female; hermaphroditic.
- adj. Bearing both staminiferous and pistilliferous flowers in the same cluster.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having two sexes; being both male and female; of the nature of a hermaphrodite; hermaphroditical.
- In botany: Having male and female flowers in the same inflorescence, as in some species of Carex. In mosses, having antheridia and archegonia in the same involucre.
- In zoology, uniting the characters of both sexes; having the parts of both sexes; being of both sexes; hermaphrodite. The androgynous condition is a very common one in invertebrate animals. The two sexes may coexist at the same time in one individual, which impregnates itself, as a snail; or two such individuals may impregnate each other, as earthworms; or one individual may be male and female at different times, developing first the product of the one sex and then that of the other.
- Having or partaking of the mental characteristics of both sexes.
- Also androgynal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or exhibiting both female and male sex organs but with a predominantly female appearance
- adj. having both male and female characteristics
From Latin androgynus, hermaphrodite, from Greek androgunos : andro-, andro- + gunē, woman; see -gynous.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin androgynus ("hermaphrodite"), from Ancient Greek ἀνδρόγυνος ("eunuch"), from ἀνδρός (genitive of ἀνήρ ("man")) + γυνή ("woman") + -ous. (Wiktionary)