adjective Date: 1824 1. a. possessing characters of both sexes ; hermaphroditic b. of, relating to, or characterized by a tendency to direct sexual desire toward both sexes 2. of, relating to, or involving both sexes • bisexual nounbisexuality nounbisexually adverb

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  • bisexual — adj Bisexual, hermaphroditic, hermaphrodite, androgynous, epicene are comparable when meaning combining male and female qualities. The first four of these terms may be used interchangeably to mean being structurally or functionally both male and… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • bisexual — adj. sex. Dícese del organismo que posee dos sexos, el masculino y el femenino. También se denomina hermafrodita. ⊆ Que mantiene relaciones sexuales con individuos de ambos sexos. También se denomina ambisexual. Medical Dictionary. 2011 …   Diccionario médico

  • bisexual — [bī sek′sho͞o əl] adj. 1. of both sexes 2. having both male and female organs, as certain animals and plants; hermaphroditic 3. of or characterized by sexual desire for those of one s own sex and also those of the opposite sex n. one that is… …   English World dictionary

  • Bisexual — Bi*sex u*al, a. [Pref. bi + sexual.] (Biol.) Of both sexes; hermaphrodite; as a flower with stamens and pistil, or an animal having ovaries and testes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bisexual — (adj.) 1824, having both sexes in one being, hermaphroditic, from BI (Cf. bi ) + SEXUAL (Cf. sexual). Meaning attracted to both sexes is from 1914; the noun in this sense is attested from 1922. Not in general use until 1950s. Noun is recorded… …   Etymology dictionary

  • bisexual — [adj] having relations with either gender AC DC*, androgynous, bi*, epicene, gynandrous, hermaphroditic, intersexual, monoclinous, swings both ways*; concept 372 Ant. heterosexual, homosexual …   New thesaurus

  • bisexual — adjetivo 1. [Individuo vegetal o animal] que tiene los dos sexos. Sinónimo: hermafrodita. adjetivo,sustantivo masculino y femenino 1. Que tiene relaciones sexuales con personas de los dos sexos …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • bisexual — (De bi y el lat. sexus, sexo). 1. adj. hermafrodita. 2. Dicho de una persona: Que alterna las prácticas homosexuales con las heterosexuales. U. t. c. s.) …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • bisexual — ► ADJECTIVE 1) sexually attracted to both men and women. 2) Biology having characteristics of both sexes. ► NOUN ▪ a person who is sexually attracted to both men and women. DERIVATIVES bisexuality noun …   English terms dictionary

  • bisexual — 1. (bisexual) (18358↑, 4750↓) The ability to reach down someone s pants and be satisfied with whatever you find. Jane is bisexual John is heteroexual Jane had a bisexual affair with John and Jill Author: Homicide… …   Urban English dictionary

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