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Medical Dictionary


adj het·ero·sex·u·al
\ˌhet-ə-rō-ˈseksh-(ə-)wəl, -ˈsek-shəl\

Medical Definition of HETEROSEXUAL

a :  of, relating to, or characterized by a tendency to direct sexual desire toward individuals of the opposite sex—compare homosexual 1 b :  of, relating to, or involving sexual intercourse between a male and a female <sexual relationships between individuals of opposite sexes are heterosexual—A. C. Kinsey>—compare homosexual 2
:  of or relating to different sexes
het·ero·sex·u·al·ly \-ˈseksh-(ə-)wə-lē, -ˈsek-shə-lē\ adverb
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