Definition of Androgynous

1. Adjective. Relating to or exhibiting both female and male sex organs but with a predominantly female appearance.

Partainyms: Androgyne
Derivative terms: Androgyny

2. Adjective. Having both male and female characteristics.

Definition of Androgynous

1. a. Uniting both sexes in one, or having the characteristics of both; being in nature both male and female; hermaphroditic.

Definition of Androgynous

1. Adjective. Possessing the sex organs of both sexes. (defdate from the earlier 17th c.) ¹

2. Adjective. Pertaining to a feature or characteristic that is not definitively of either sex. ¹

3. Adjective. Possessing qualities of both sexes. ¹

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Definition of Androgynous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Androgynous

1. In botany: having male and female flowers in the same inflorescence. In general: having characteristics of both sexes. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Androgynous

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Literary usage of Androgynous

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1. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1917)
"The compound name of Jehovah, or Jah- Hovah, meaning male life and female life — first androgynous, then separated into sexes — is used in this sense in ..."

2. The Philosophy of Zoology: Or, A General View of the Structure, Functions by John Fleming (1822)
"androgynous ANIMALS. The structure of the reproductive system in those animals ... In nearly all those androgynous animals, where there is sexual union, ..."

3. The Table Talk and Omniana of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: With Additional Table by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1888)
"Great Minds androgynous.—Philosopher's ordinary Language. I If chemistry and nosology, by extending the ... The truth is, a great mind must be androgynous. ..."

4. Flora Cestrica: An Attempt to Enumerate and Describe the Flowering and by William Darlington (1837)
"Terminal Spikelet only androgynous. Stigmas 3. 15. ... all approximate ; the terminal one androgynous ; the others entirely pistillate, nearly sessile, ..."

5. The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex by Charles Darwin (1897)
"... affinities and secondly from his structure—Early androgynous condition of the Vertebrata—Conclusion. EVEN if it be granted that the difference between ..."

6. The Secret Societies of All Ages and Countries by Charles William Heckethorn (1875)
"Earliest androgynous Societies.—Some of these were founded in France and elsewhere by an idle, daring, and conquering soldiery. ..."

7. Monumental Christianity: Or, The Art and Symbolism of the Primitive Church by John Patterson Lundy (1876)
"androgynous Deity. ing the veil of creation of the heavens above them tials ... The androgynous being, who is either human or divine, stands in the vase of ..."

8. The Universal Masonic Library: A Republication in Thirty Volumes of All the by George Oliver (1855)
"androgynous MASONRY. THE five androgynous degrees, combined under the abovo title, are supposed to have been introduced into this country by the French ..."

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