- being both male and female; hermaphroditic.
- having both masculine and feminine characteristics.
- having an ambiguous sexual identity.
- neither clearly masculine nor clearly feminine in appearance: the androgynous look of many rock stars.
- Botany. having staminate and pistillate flowers in the same inflorescence.
- botany having male and female flowers in the same inflorescence, as cuckoo pint
- having male and female characteristics; hermaphrodite
1833; see androgynous.
1620s, from Latin androgynus, from Greek androgynos “hermaphrodite, male and female in one; womanish man;” as an adjective (of baths) “common to men and women,” from andros, genitive of aner “male” (see anthropo-) + gyne “woman” (see queen).
- Female pseudohermaphroditism.
- The condition of having both masculine and feminine characteristics, as in appearance, attitude, or behavior.
- Having both female and male characteristics.