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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.

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]
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Dans ces deux films, les androgynes cherchent a s'affranchir de cette double identite sexuelle, a retrouver leur unite generique originelle.
Serres wants no such exemption--and yet it is not the descendents of the male-male being that he condemns but the figure of the Androgyne.
Merrill, "The Pleiade and the Androgyne," Comparative Literature, I (1949): 97-112.
Une autre cle permettant de mieux saisir la signification du personnage de Blandine est revelee par le jeu du Tarot, qui renforce l'idee d'une correlation entre l'evocation de la celebre martyre chretienne et la mise en scene d'un couple homosexuel androgyne ou gemellaire.
The latter treats briefly writings on homosexuals, cross-dressing in the theatre, the androgyne myth, and medical treatises on women.
The second section examines cross-dressing, especially its role in theater production; this is followed by a section on the Androgyne myth (with some attention given to Rabelais).
Incongruity of seeing this 1950s sitcom-dad-styled androgyne hawking kitchenware to housewives -- and very successfully, too -- sustains amusing docu featurette "Lifetime Guarantee.
After examining ideas about our image, bodies, sex, relationships, and soul, we continue on a tour of sacred gay archetypes, where we encounter, as in a sublime garden, the classic statues of the Magic Boy, Sacred Androgyne, Lover, Elder, Shaman/ Healer, Warrior, and Explorer.
This sweet, svelte androgyne played the pivotal role of Jack Fairy, a megastylized metaqueen a la Marc Bolan, from whom all the film's rock-and-roll glitter and glamour emanated.
La nouvelle Eve de Tournier, androgyne, done l'absolu retrospectif et prospectif, s'inscrit a la fois dans le passe et dans l'avenir: c'est un ideal pour un troisieme millenaire toujours dependent du temps fabuleux des commencements.
The poem was revised subsequent to its publication in Chicago Review and appeared in his collection, Androgyne, Mon Amour (1977); the revisions have been incorporated into the version presented here.
Is gender simply the consciousness that role definitions emerge out of cultural conditions and so differ from culture to culture, or is it, as some critics argue, the devious ruse of depraved groups to "create another gender," the androgyne, with its destruction of macho men and excessively feminine females?