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heterosexual

 [het″er-o-sek´shoo-al]
1. pertaining to, characteristic of, or directed toward the opposite sex.
2. a person with erotic interests directed toward the opposite sex.
3. contrasexual (def. 1).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

het·er·o·sex·u·al

(het'ĕr-ō-seks'yū-ăl),
1. A person whose sexual orientation is toward people of the opposite sex.
2. Relating to or characteristic of heterosexuality.
3. One whose interests and behavior are characteristic of heterosexuality.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

heterosexual

adjective Referring to heterosexuality; not gay, straight.
 
noun A person who is heterosexually oriented or prefers the opposite sex.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

heterosexual

Psychology adjective Referring to heterosexuality  straight; not gay noun A person who is heterosexually oriented, or prefers the opposite sex. See Heterophilia. Cf Homosexual.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

het·er·o·sex·u·al

(het'ĕr-ō-sek'shū-ăl)
1. A person whose sexual orientation is toward people of the opposite sex.
2. Relating to or characteristic of heterosexuality.
3. One whose interests and behavior are characteristic of heterosexuality.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

heterosexual

pertaining to the opposite sex, male as opposed to female, female as opposed to male.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

het·er·o·sex·u·al

(het'ĕr-ō-sek'shū-ăl)
1. A person whose sexual orientation is toward people of the opposite sex.
2. Relating to or characteristic of heterosexuality.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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