alloerotism

noun
al·​lo·​er·​o·​tism | \ ˌal-ō-ˈer-ə-ˌtiz-əm How to pronounce alloerotism (audio) \
variants: also alloeroticism \ -​i-​ˈrät-​ə-​ˌsiz-​əm How to pronounce alloerotism (audio) \

Medical Definition of alloerotism

: sexual feeling or activity directed toward another person

called also heteroerotism

— compare autoerotism

Other Words from alloerotism

alloerotic \ -​i-​ˈrät-​ik How to pronounce alloerotism (audio) \ adjective

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“Alloerotism.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/alloerotism. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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