sex·​ol·​o·​gy sek-ˈsä-lə-jē How to pronounce sexology (audio)
: the study of sex or of the interaction of the sexes especially among human beings
sexologist noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The history of sexology runs far deeper than a few charismatic figures, however. Guest Blogger, Discover Magazine, 23 Oct. 2013 Batool Haidari used to be a prominent professor of sexology at a Kabul university before the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Paolo Santalucia, ajc, 10 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sexology was in 1867

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Cite this Entry

“Sexology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


sex·​ol·​o·​gy sek-ˈsäl-ə-jē How to pronounce sexology (audio)
plural sexologies
: the study of sex or of the interaction of the sexes especially among human beings
sexological adjective
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