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Syllabification: in·ter·sex
Pronunciation: /ˈin(t)ərˌseks

Definition of intersex in English:


1The abnormal condition of being intermediate between male and female; hermaphroditism.
Example sentences
  • Over 90 percent of those born intersex are assigned female, regardless of chromosomes.
  • The recommendation bucks the current practice of performing immediate ‘assignment’ surgery for most of the roughly one in 4,000 babies born intersex, many with both male and female traits.
  • Susan Jobling from Brunel University is a key researcher on the feminisation of male fish, a condition known as intersex.
1.1An intersex individual; a hermaphrodite.
Example sentences
  • Equally unclear were implications of another qualitatively different class of intersex: ‘true intersexes,’ in which even individual cells displayed a sexually intermediate phenotype.
  • Triploid intersexes present an interesting genotype with two X chromosomes and three sets of autosomes.
  • Males of line 9a with one copy of the transgene did not undergo a complete somatic sex transformation and developed as intersexes.

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