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Topic: BIOLOGY

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: androgynus 'person who is both male and female', from Greek, from andr- ( ANDR-) + gyne 'woman'

androgynous

adjective
     
an‧drog‧y‧nous
1HB having both male and female parts
2HBM someone who is androgynous looks both female and male:
Bowie had a kind of androgynous sex appeal.
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