ambisexual
1. Denoting sexual characteristics found in both sexes, e.g., breast, pubic hair. 2. Slang term for bisexual.

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am·bi·sex·u·al .am-bi-'seksh-(ə-)wəl, -'sek-shəl adj BISEXUAL <an \ambisexual fantasy> <\ambisexual embryos>
ambisexual n
am·bi·sex·u·al·i·ty -.sek-shə-'wal-ət-ē n, pl -ties

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am·bi·sex·u·al (am″bĭ-sekґshoo-əl) [ambi- + sexual] 1. bisexual. 2. hermaphroditic. 3. denoting sexual characteristics common to both sexes, e.g., pubic hair.

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  • ambisexual — adj. sex. Bisexual. Medical Dictionary. 2011 …   Diccionario médico

  • ambisexual — [am΄bə sek′sho͞o əl] adj. BISEXUAL (adj. 3) n. an ambisexual person ambisexuality [am΄bəsek΄sho͞o al′ə tē] n …   English World dictionary

  • ambisexual — (adj.) unisex (of clothing), also bisexual, 1938 (ambisexuality is recorded from 1924), from AMBI (Cf. ambi ) + SEXUAL (Cf. sexual). As a humorous coinage based on ambidextrous, ambisextrous is recorded from 1929 …   Etymology dictionary

  • ambisexual — adjective Date: 1939 bisexual • ambisexual noun • ambisexuality noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ambisexual — 1. adjective a) Bisexual: attracted to persons of either sex. b) Unisex: fit for persons of either sex. 2. noun An ambisexual person. Syn: gender bender …   Wiktionary

  • ambisexual — see monoecious, hermaphrodite …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ambisexual — ambisexuality, n. /am bi sek shooh euhl/, adj., n. bisexual (defs. 2, 4). [1935 40; AMBI + SEXUAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • ambisexual — adj. bisexual …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ambisexual — adjective bisexual or androgynous. Derivatives ambisexually adverb Origin 1930s: from L. ambi on both sides + sexual …   English new terms dictionary

  • ambisexual — am•bi•sex•u•al [[t]ˌæm bɪˈsɛk ʃu əl[/t]] adj. n. med bisexual 3), bisexual 5) • Etymology: 1935–40 am bi•sex u•al′i•ty, n …   From formal English to slang

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