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NOUN (1)

1. one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made;
[syn: hermaphrodite, intersex, gynandromorph, androgyne, epicene, epicene person]


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. having an ambiguous sexual identity;
[syn: bisexual, epicene]

2. having unsuitable feminine qualities;
[syn: effeminate, emasculate, epicene, cissy, sissified, sissyish, sissy]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Epicene \Ep"i*cene\, a. & n. [L. epicoenus, Gr. ?; fr. 'epi` + ? common; cf. F. ['e]pic[`e]ne.] 1. Common to both sexes; -- a term applied, in grammar, to such nouns as have but one form of gender, either the masculine or feminine, to indicate animals of both sexes; as boy^s, bos, for the ox and cow; sometimes applied to eunuchs and hermaphrodites. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Sexless; neither one thing nor the other. [1913 Webster] The literary prigs epicene. --Prof. Wilson. [1913 Webster] He represented an epicene species, neither churchman nor layman. --J. A. Symonds. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

epicene adj 1: having an ambiguous sexual identity [syn: bisexual, epicene] 2: having unsuitable feminine qualities [syn: effeminate, emasculate, epicene, cissy, sissified, sissyish, sissy] n 1: one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made [syn: hermaphrodite, intersex, gynandromorph, androgyne, epicene, epicene person]