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adjective sex·u·al \ ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl , ˈsek-shəl \

Definition of sexual

1 :of, relating to, or associated with sex or the sexes
  • sexual differentiation
  • sexual conflict
2 :having or involving sex
  • sexual reproduction

sexually

play \ˈsek-sh(ə-)wə-lē, ˈsek-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of sexual in a Sentence

  1. He denied that he had a sexual relationship with her.

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Origin and Etymology of sexual

Late Latin sexualis, from Latin sexus sex

Other Genetics Terms



SEXUAL Defined for English Language Learners

sexual

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adjective

Definition of sexual for English Language Learners

  • : of, relating to, or involving sex

  • : of or relating to males and females


SEXUAL Defined for Kids

sexual

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adjective sex·u·al \ ˈsek-shə-wəl \

Definition of sexual for Students

1 :of or relating to sex or the sexes
2 :of, relating to, or being the form of reproduction in which germ cells from two parents combine in fertilization to form a new individual

sexually

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Medical Dictionary

sexual

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adjective sex·u·al \ ˈseksh-(ə-)wəl, ˈsek-shəl \

medical Definition of sexual

1 :of, relating to, or associated with sex or the sexes
  • sexual differentiation
  • sexual conflict
2 :having or involving sex
  • sexual reproduction

sexually

play \ˈseksh-(ə-)wə-lē, ˈseksh-(ə-)lē\ adverb

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