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aphrodisiac

 [af″ro-diz´e-ak]
1. arousing sexual desire.
2. a drug that arouses sexual desire.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

aph·ro·di·si·ac

(af'rō-diz'ē-ak), Avoid the mispronunciation af-rō-dē'zē-ak.
1. Having the effect of increasing sexual desire.
2. Anything that arouses or increases sexual desire.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

aphrodisiac

Any agent—e.g., elephant tusk, rhinocerous horn, seahorses, etc.—that allegedly increases libido or the duration of sexual activity.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

aph·ro·di·si·ac

(af-rō-diz'ē-ak)
1. Increasing sexual desire.
2. Anything that arouses or increases sexual desire.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

aphrodisiac

1. Promoting sexual desire or performance.
2. A drug purporting to stimulate sexual interest or excitement or enhance sexual performance. The general medical consensus is that there is no such thing as an aphrodisiac. But any agency, such as Viagra, that can improve confidence in the anticipated performance, can act as an aphrodisiac. From the Greek Aphrodite , the goddess of love and beauty.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Aphrodisiac

Any substance that excites sexual desire.
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