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androgyny

[an′dräj·ə·nē]
(medicine)
A form of pseudohermaphroditism in humans in which the individual has female external sexual characteristics, but has undescended testes. Also known as male pseudohermaphroditism.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Androgyny

Hermaphrodites
half-man, half-woman; offspring of Hermes and Aphrodite. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 153]
Iphis
Cretan maiden reared as boy because father ordered all daughters killed. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 143]
Tiresias
prophet who lived as man and a woman. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 255–256]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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distinctions can be pretty fine, with some claiming that gynandromorphs do not look entirely like androgyns, nor like hermaphrodites, nor eunuchs, and certainly not like bisexuals--that androgyns and wombmen are quite different--and so on.
Accepting the labels neither of globe-trotting adventuress, nor New Woman ("shrieking androgyns" (13) she ungenerously remarked), she styled herself only a student of West Africa, but to her audience, a distinctly unusual one, subverting any easy readability of Mary Kingsley.