androgynism

androgynism
\\anˈdräjəˌnizəm\ noun (-s)
Etymology: androgynous + -ism
: the quality or state of being androgynous : hermaphroditism

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(ænˈdrɒdʒɪnɪz(ə)m)
[f. as prec. + -ism.]
‘Change from the diœcious to the monœcious condition.’ Masters Veg. Terat. 1869.

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  • Androgynism — Androgyny An*drog y*ny, Androgynism An*drog y*nism, n. Union of both sexes in one individual; hermaphroditism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • androgynism — noun hermaphroditism See Also: androgynous, androgyny …   Wiktionary

  • androgynism — SYN: female pseudohermaphroditism. * * * an·drog·y·nism an dräj ə .niz əm n the quality or state of being androgynous: HERMAPHRODITISM * * * an·drog·y·nism (an drojґĭ niz″əm) 1. androgyny. 2. pseudohermaphroditism …   Medical dictionary

  • androgynism — an·drog·y·nism …   English syllables

  • pseudohermaphroditism — A state in which the individual is of an unambiguous gonadal sex ( i.e., possesses either testes or ovaries) but has ambiguous external genitalia. Cf.:steroid 5α reductase. SYN: false hermaphroditism. female p. [MIM*264270] p. with skeletal and… …   Medical dictionary

  • Androgyny — An*drog y*ny, Androgynism An*drog y*nism, n. Union of both sexes in one individual; hermaphroditism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • androgyny — 1. SYN: female pseudohermaphroditism. 2. Having both masculine and feminine characteristics, as in attitudes and behaviors that contain features of stereotyped, culturally sanctioned sexual roles of both male and female. [andro + G. gyne, woman]… …   Medical dictionary

  • female pseudohermaphroditism — a condition in which the affected individual is genetically female and has female gonads (ovaries) but has significant male secondary sex characters. Called also androgynism and gynandrism …   Medical dictionary

  • androgyny — Synonyms and related words: androgynism, effeminacy, effeminateness, epicenism, epicenity, feminism, gynandrism, gynandry, hermaphroditism, intersexualism, intersexuality, muliebrity, prissiness, pseudohermaphroditism, sissiness, transsexualism,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • androgyne —   n. hermaphrodite; effeminate man; masculine woman.    ♦ androgynism, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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