Intersex

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intersex

[′in·tər‚seks]
(physiology)
An individual who is intermediate in sexual constitution between male and female.

Intersex

 

an organism that to some degree possesses characteristics of both sexes simultaneously.

An intersex should be distinguished from a gynandromorph, in which the characteristics of the different sexes are distributed mosaically, that is, in various parts of the body. In contrast to normally functioning bisexual organisms, sexual function in an intersex is usually underdeveloped.

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Gonadal intersex was characterized by many primary oocytes distributed throughout normal testicular tissue (Figure 1).
In the survey of white perch from Cootes Paradise conducted in 2000, the prevalence of gonadal intersex in male fish was 83% (Table 2).
Gonadal intersex in white perch (Morone americana) from the lower Great Lakes region [Abstract].