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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).

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.

heterosexual

/het·ero·sex·u·al/ (-sek´shoo-al)
1. pertaining to, characteristic of, or directed toward the opposite sex.
2. one who is sexually attracted to persons of the opposite sex.

heterosexual

[-sek′shəl]
Etymology: Gk, heteros, different; L, sexus, male or female
1 n, a person whose sexual desire or preference is for people of the opposite sex.
2 adj, pertaining to sexual desire or preference for people of the opposite sex. See also sexual orientation. heterosexuality, n.

heterosexual

adjective Referring to heterosexuality; not gay, straight.
 
noun A person who is heterosexually oriented or prefers the opposite sex.

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.

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.

heterosexual

pertaining to the opposite sex, male as opposed to female, female as opposed to male.

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.

heterosexual,

n a person with a sexual attraction to or preference for persons of the opposite gender;
adj having erotic attraction to, predisposition to, or sexual activity with a person of the opposite gender.
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