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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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It is important to point out that by and large, the women in Pale Fire function primarily as heterosexually prescribed erotic objects (Fleur de Fylar, Disa, and certain coeds for whom other faculty members express lust), or the enforcers of heterosexuality (Fleur de Fylar's mother), or rivals in the pursuit of male sexual objects (Sybil).
The increasing frequency of heterosexually acquired AIDS in the United States, 1983-88.
The participants in this study were 197 female and 150 male heterosexually self-identified students from Introduction to Psychology classes in an Eastern university who received partial credit for their participation.
There have been more than 300 recorded cases of HIV in Coventry, of which 241 have been transmitted heterosexually.
Despite both successes and disappointments, the female condom remains important to promote, especially in the face of heterosexually acquired HIV infection rates that are soaring globally.
More than a third of new HIV cases in the United States between 1999 and 2002 were heterosexually acquired, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Culturally sensitive education and prevention programs and programs that target heterosexually active teens (particularly females) are needed, and barriers to care and services must be removed, the report stated (MMWR 53[6]:125-29, 2004).
And if lightning struck and the right man came along for one of the women, they could always divorce and marry heterosexually.
All the things that would happen at a regular camp happen--just [homosexually as well as] heterosexually.
Thus the study, supported by Britain's Medical Research Council and the Cancer Research Campaign, set the scene for the idea that parts of Africa were already in the grip of a new, heterosexually transmitted disease.
While some gay/lesbian writers still resist same-sex marriage as heterosexually mimetic and inimical to broader liberational discussions of sexual ethics, other savvy observers of our community have realized that our marital commitments and coupled relationships are the "greatest source of care" in our lives (Graham, p.
Perhaps it might affect his response to know that in most of the world, HIV is a heterosexually transmitted disease.