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third gender


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third gender (plural third genders)

  1. (anthropology) Any of the social genders that differ from the two mainstream biological sexes in a given culture; not clearly viewed as male nor female; androgynous

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In some situations this is confused or merged with sexual orientation but in many situations a third gender can be differentiated by having its own customs and clothing separate from males and females.