androgyny

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Synonyms for androgyny

showing characteristics of both sexes

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Certainly Melanie is not totally butch by many standards; if anything, she is somewhat androgyn ous.
An early text, "Histoire du reveur," offers not only an example of the Sandian androgyn, but also a prototype of the Sandian traveller.
The formation of the female genital tract "occurs essentially without hormonal differentiation," [from the mother] whereas the orderly development of male anatomical characteristics, including the modification in males of the hypothalamic region of the brain, which controls the function of the pituitary gland, depends on the excretion of androgyns by the male embryo and fetus.
distinctions can be pretty fine, with some claiming that gynandromorphs do not look entirely like androgyns, nor like hermaphrodites, nor eunuchs, and certainly not like bisexuals--that androgyns and wombmen are quite different--and so on.