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heterosexuality

 [het″er-o-sek″shoo-al´ĭ-te]
sexual attraction to or activity with persons of the opposite sex.
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·i·ty

(het'ĕr-ō-seks'yū-al'i-tē),
Erotic attraction, predisposition, or activity, including sexual congress between persons of the opposite sex.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

heterosexuality

Heterosexualism A state of sexuality–pairing with a partner of the complementary genital morphology–directed to those of the opposite sex. See Heterosexualism. Cf Homosexuality.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

het·er·o·sex·u·al·i·ty

(het'ĕr-ō-sek'shū-al'i-tē)
Erotic attraction, predisposition, or activity, including sexual congress, between persons of the opposite sex.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

heterosexuality

The common state of sexual orientation directed towards a person of opposite anatomical sex.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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