androgyny(redirected from androgenous)
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A form of pseudohermaphroditism in humans in which the individual has female external sexual characteristics, but has undescended testes. Also known as male pseudohermaphroditism.
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half-man, half-woman; offspring of Hermes and Aphrodite. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 153]
Cretan maiden reared as boy because father ordered all daughters killed. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 143]
prophet who lived as man and a woman. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 255–256]
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