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heterosexuality

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

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.

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.

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.

heterosexuality

The common state of sexual orientation directed towards a person of opposite anatomical sex.
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