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bisexual

1. (of some plants and animals) having both male and female reproductive organs
2. a bisexual organism; a hermaphrodite
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bisexual

[‚bī′sek·shə·wəl]
(biology)
Of or relating to two sexes.
(psychology)
Possessing mental and behavioral characteristics of both sexes.
Having sexual desires for members of both sexes.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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