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lesbian

 [lez´be-an]
1. pertaining to lesbianism.
2. a female homosexual.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

les·bi·an

(lez'bē-ăn),
1. A female homosexual.
2. Pertaining to homosexuality between women.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
adjective Referring to female homosexuality
noun A female homosexual person
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

lesbian

adjective Referring to female homosexuality noun A female homosexual
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

les·bi·an

(lez'bē-ăn)
1. A female homosexual or a female homosexual lifestyle.
2. One who practices lesbianism.
See also: gay
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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