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Meaning of "intersex" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF INTERSEX

intersex  [ˈɪntəˌsɛks] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INTERSEX

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Intersex is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES INTERSEX MEAN IN ENGLISH?

intersex

Intersex

Intersex, in humans and other animals, is a variation in sex characteristics including chromosomes, gonads, or genitals that do not allow an individual to be distinctly identified as male or female. Such variation may involve genital ambiguity, and combinations of chromosomal genotype and sexual phenotype other than XY-male and XX-female. Intersex infants with ambiguous outer genitalia may be surgically 'corrected' to more easily fit into a socially accepted sex category. However, this is considered controversial, with no firm evidence of good outcomes. Others may opt, in adulthood, for surgical procedures in order to align their physical sex characteristics with their gender identity or the sex category to which they were assigned at birth. Others will not become aware that they are intersex—unless they receive genetic testing—because it does not manifest in their phenotype. Some individuals may be raised as a certain sex but then identify with another later in life, while others may not identify themselves as either exclusively female or exclusively male.

Definition of intersex in the English dictionary

The definition of intersex in the dictionary is the condition of having characteristics intermediate between those of a male and a female.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INTERSEX


Amex
ˈæmɛks
antisex
ˌæntɪˈsɛks
Artex
ˈɑːtɛks
complex
ˈkɒmplɛks
cybersex
ˈsaɪbəˌsɛks
desex
diːˈsɛks
ex
ɛks
flex
flɛks
forex
ˈfɒrɛks
index
ˈɪndɛks
latex
ˈleɪtɛks
lex
lɛks
Middlesex
ˈmɪdəlˌsɛks
Rex
rɛks
same-sex
ˈseɪmˌsɛks
sex
sɛks
specs
spɛks
supersex
ˈsuːpəˌsɛks
unisex
ˈjuːnɪˌsɛks
unsex
ʌnˈsɛks

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INTERSEX

intersect
intersection
intersectional
intersegment
intersegmental
intersensory
interseptal
intersert
intersertal
interservice
intersession
intersexual
intersexualism
intersexuality
intersexually
intersidereal
intersocietal
intersociety
interspace
interspatial

WORDS THAT END LIKE INTERSEX

bi sex
E. Sussex
East Sussex
Essex
fair sex
gentle sex
group sex
homosex
opposite sex
oral sex
phone sex
safe sex
Sussex
the fair sex
the opposite sex
unprotected sex
unsafe sex
weaker sex
Wessex
West Sussex

Synonyms and antonyms of intersex in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «intersex» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INTERSEX

Find out the translation of intersex to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of intersex from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «intersex» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

阴阳人
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

intersex
570 millions of speakers

English

intersex
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

intersex
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الخنثى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

интерсексуалами
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

intersex
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উভলিঙ্গতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

intersexe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Interseks
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Intersex
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

間性
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

간성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Intersex
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lưỡng tính
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இடையிலிங்கம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अंतस्केक्स
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

interseks
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

intersessuali
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

interseksualnych
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

інтерсексуалів
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

intersexuală
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

intersex
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

interseks
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

intersex
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

intersex
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of intersex

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INTERSEX»

The term «intersex» is regularly used and occupies the 85.062 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INTERSEX» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about intersex

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INTERSEX»

Discover the use of intersex in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to intersex and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intersex
The book breaks new ground in examining the historical roots of modern attitudes about intersex in the United States and will interest scholars and researchers in social and cultural history, gender studies, disability studies, and the ...
Elizabeth Reis, 2010
2
Critical Intersex
Exploring previously neglected territories, this book broadens the scope of intersex studies whilst adopting perspectives that turn the gaze of the liberal, humanist, scientific outlook upon itself.
Dr Morgan Holmes, 2012
3
Intersex
Writers Ann McManus and Maureen Chadwick believe that popular representation of the subject is helpful to public understanding of intersex: People ought to be concerned about this ... More babies are born with intersex conditions than are ...
Catherine Harper, 2007
4
Middlesex
Justly acclaimed when it was released in Fall 2002, it announces the arrival of a major writer for our times. From the Hardcover edition.
Jeffrey Eugenides, 2011
5
Intersex and Identity: The Contested Self
The Contested Self Sharon E. Preves. Implications of Chapter 6 Intersex Mobilization I didn't even go to the graduation ceremony in school; didn't have my picture in the yearbook; didn't have an entry. I tried the best I could to have my name ...
Sharon E. Preves, 2003
6
Intersex: (for Lack of a Better Word)
An intimate series of compelling stories that take a no-holds-barred look at sex, gender, family, and community.
Thea Hillman, 2008
7
Ethics and Intersex
J. DAVID. HESTER. INTERSEX. AND. THE. RHETORICS. OF. HEALING. What constitutes femaleness? It is my considered position that femaleness is conferred by the final pair of XX chromosomes. Otherwise I don't know what it is... I would ...
Sharon E. Sytsma, 2006
8
Making Sense of Intersex: Changing Ethical Perspectives in ...
Putting the ethical tools of philosophy to work, Ellen K. Feder seeks to clarify how we should understand "the problem" of intersex.
Ellen K. Feder, 2014
9
Challenging Lesbian Norms: Intersex, Transgender, ...
This text sensitively explores difficult issues about gender policing and the viewpoints in lesbian communities that hold that transgender, intersectional, and queer individuals are considered to have 'false consciousness.
Angela Pattatucci-Aragon, 2013
10
Lessons from the Intersexed
Focusing on intersexuality, having physical gender markers that are neither female or male, the author examines the social institutions that are mobilized to maintain the two seemingly objective sexual categories.
Suzanne J. Kessler, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INTERSEX»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term intersex is used in the context of the following news items.
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Halifax Pride includes more groups, now identifies as LGBTQ+ - CBC
The plus symbol tries to capture the many communities who reached out to Halifax Pride for inclusion, groups such as two-spirit, intersex, ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
2
The Prozac in America's wastewater is making birds fat and shrimp …
... and tamoxifen (for hormone therapy)—are contributing to a population-rise in “intersex fish,” disrupting mating patterns and unbalancing ... «Quartz, Jul 15»
3
Gender identity a puzzle with 58 varieties | The Australian
Among those 58 options, f irst listed on Facebook, are bigender, gender questioning, gender variant, pangender, intersex and 26 versions of ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
4
GayNZ.com ZB host denigrates gender-diversity
Wilson referred to Caitlyn Jenner by her former male name and used male pronouns for her and incorrectly referred to intersex people as ... «Gay NZ, Jul 15»
5
US special envoy for human rights discusses gay rights in Uganda …
The United States Special Envoy for the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Persons, Randy Berry ... «StarAfrica.com, Jul 15»
6
Meet Victoria's first Gender and Sexuality Commissioner
Rowena Allen will be championing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse and intersex Victorians within the state ... «Same Same, Jul 15»
7
Ireland passes law allowing trans people to choose their legal …
Minors, intersex people and those with a non-binary identity deserve recognition too.” Amnesty International estimates that up to 1.5 million ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
8
Museum & Gallery Listings for July 17-23 - The New York Times
... gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people with notable international success. Her stark black-and-white photographs often respond to ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
9
FreeState Legal to update birth certificate gender markers
This initiative arises out of a new law set to take effect on Oct. 1 that makes it easier for transgender and intersex people to update the gender ... «Washington Blade, Jul 15»
10
Man who underwent breast reduction surgery grows new 38C boobs …
The condition sometimes referred to as intersex - means a man will develop breasts and hips, at the same time as having a penis and testicles. «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Intersex [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/intersex>. Apr 2020 ».
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