what is difference between epicene and gynandromorph
From Late Middle English epicene, epicen, epicin, epcyn, episcen, epycen, epycene, epycyn, ypsen (“(grammar) having only one form for masculine and feminine gender, common”), from Late Latin epicoenos, epicoenus (“of a noun: applicable to either males or females”), Latin epicoenon (“noun applicable to either males or females; grammatical gender of such nouns”), from Ancient Greek ἐπίκοινος (epíkoinos, “common to many people, things, etc.; promiscuous, sluttish”) (compare γένος ἐπίκοινον (génos epíkoinon, “common gender”)), from ἐπι- (epi-, prefix meaning ‘on, upon; on top of; all over’) + κοινός (koinós, “common; general, public”) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóm (“beside, by, near, with”) + *-yós (suffix forming adjectives from noun stems)).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɛpɪsiːn/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɛ.pəˌsin/
- Hyphenation: epi‧cene
epicene (not comparable)
- (linguistics) Of or relating to a class of Greek and Latin nouns that may refer to males or females but have a fixed grammatical gender (feminine, masculine, neuter, etc.).
- (linguistics) Of or relating to nouns or pronouns in any language that have a single form for male and female referents.
- Synonym: common
- (by extension) Suitable for use regardless of sex; unisex.
- (biology and figuratively) Of indeterminate sex, whether asexual, androgynous, hermaphrodite, or intersex; of a human face, intermediate in form between a man’s face and a woman’s face.
- Synonyms: gynandromorphic, gynandrous
- (by extension) Indeterminate; mixed.
- (by extension, usually derogatory) Of a man: effeminate.
- epicœne, epicoene (obsolete)
- epicene pronoun
epicene (plural epicenes)
- (linguistics) An epicene word; preceded by the: the epicene words of a language as a class.
- (biology and figuratively) An epicene person, whether biologically asexual, androgynous, hermaphrodite, or intersex; an androgyne, a hermaphrodite. [from 17th c.]
- (by extension) A transsexual; also, a transvestite.
- (by extension, usually derogatory) An effeminate man.
- epicenity on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- feminine plural of epiceno
gyno- + andro- + -morph
gynandromorph (plural gynandromorphs)
- An insect, crustacean or bird literally having physical characteristics of both sexes, usually displaying a bilateral difference.
- A person having certain physical characteristics of both sexes.
- gender ambiguous