ambisexual

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ambi- +‎ -sexual; in modern senses relating to human sexuality, influenced by bisexual.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

ambisexual (comparative more ambisexual, superlative most ambisexual)

  1. (zoology) Hermaphroditic.
    • 2012, U. Müller, ‎W. Franke, Mechanisms of Gonadal Differentiation in Vertebrates (page 84)
      However, the question must be asked: at which stage in the life-history of an ambisexual (hermaphroditic) fish does sex differentiation take place?
  2. Bisexual: attracted to persons of either sex.
  3. Unisex: fit for persons of either sex.
  4. (slang) Of ambiguous sexual orientation.

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ambisexual (plural ambisexuals)

  1. An ambisexual person.

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