Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to both sexes.
  • adj. Having both male and female reproductive organs; hermaphroditic.
  • adj. Botany Denoting a single flower that contains functional staminate and pistillate structures; perfect.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or having a sexual orientation to persons of either sex.
  • n. A bisexual organism; a hermaphrodite.
  • n. A bisexual person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Sexually attracted to members of either sex.
  • adj. Of flowers: having both pollen and seeds.
  • adj. Of sporophytes: having both male and female organs.
  • adj. Of gametophytes: producing both eggs and sperm.
  • adj. Of fungi: producing both the "female" ascogonium and the "male" antheridium.
  • adj. Hermaphroditic.
  • n. A person who is bisexual. Someone who is attracted to both males and females.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of both sexes; hermaphrodite; as a flower with stamens and pistil, or an animal having ovaries and testes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the organs of both sexes in one individual; of two sexes; hermaphrodite.
  • In ethnology, characterized by an equal social development of both sexes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having an ambiguous sexual identity
  • adj. sexually attracted to both sexes
  • n. a person who is sexually attracted to both sexes

Etymologies

bi- +‎ sexual (Wiktionary)

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