Epicene

Definition of Epicene

Ep´i`cene
a. & n.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.
2.Fig.: Sexless; neither one thing nor the other.
The literary prigs epicene.
- Prof. Wilson.
He represented an epicene species, neither churchman nor layman.
- J. A. Symonds.

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androgynous, bisexual
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