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Re: OT: Feminism (Was: OT: reality (wasRe: Atlantean))

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 13, 2004, 21:10
Quoting Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>:

> "Androgeny"? I don't know that word, and AHD doesn't recognize it either. It > would, however, have to be an abstract based on words like > _androgen_ "(hormone that) causes development of masculine characteristics", > so it's "man" + "gen-" as in cause or origin.
No, I'm apparently wrong. Someone (Tim May?), whose mail I stupidly deleted, informed us it refers to a weird phenomenon wherein an enbryo only has paternal chromosomes due to dysfunction in the ovum's neucleus. In a sensible world, the preceeding sentence wouldn't have had anything to do in a Germanic language. Of course, in a such world, "androgeny" would have been connected to "androgen" and "androgenic", so the sentence wouldn't have been needed at all, act'ly. Andreas