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androgyny An androgynous individual is one who unites the characteristics of both sexes. Androgyny has been of interest to some sociologists who study gender because it makes problematic the taken-for-granted assumptions of what it is to be a man or a woman. Examples include Harold Garfinkel's case-study of ‘Agnes’ or Michel Foucault's historical dossier on Herculine Barbine. More commonly it provides the subject-matter of much science fiction (see e.g. M. Piercey 's Woman at the Edge of Time
). Some feminists advocate cultural or psychological (rather than physical) androgyny as an alternative to patriarchy.

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an·drog·y·nous / anˈdräjənəs/ • adj. partly male and partly female in appearance; of indeterminate sex. ∎  having the physical characteristics of both sexes; hermaphrodite. DERIVATIVES: an·drog·y·ny / -nē/ n.

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Androgyny

18. Androgyny

  1. Hermaphrodites half-man, half-woman; offspring of Hermes and Aphrodite. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 153]
  2. Iphis Cretan maiden reared as boy because father ordered all daughters killed. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 143]
  3. Tiresias prophet who lived as man and a woman. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 255256]

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androgynous

androgynous hermaphrodite; spec. in bot. XVII. f. L. androgynus — Gr. andrógunos, f. anḗr, andro- man + gunḗ woman; see -OUS.
Also androgyne XVI. — (O)F. — L.

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