[het-er-uh-sek-shoo-uh l or, esp. British, -seks-yoo-]
- of, relating to, or exhibiting heterosexuality.
- Biology. pertaining to the opposite sex or to both sexes.
- a heterosexual person.
Origin of heterosexual
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Examples from the Web for heterosexual
However much we gossip about heterosexual couples with large age gaps, we at least refrain from calling them sex offenders.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic
January 9, 2015
Men, particularly white, heterosexual men, are undeniably in charge.Men Need A Better Men’s Rights Movement
December 16, 2014
The children were assessed over time and those results were matched to children from heterosexual couples.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: October 12
October 12, 2014
Homosexual acts come naturally to them, heterosexual acts do not.The Vatican's Same-Sex Synod: The Bishops Hear About Reality. Do They Listen?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 12, 2014
It takes nothing away from heterosexual couples, or for that matter anyone.Who Are the Judicial Activists Now?
October 7, 2014
Eliminating all these, there remain 44 heterosexual captures of adults.Natural History of the Racer Coluber constrictor
Henry S. Fitch
These are economic, social, and political-the right to enjoy the same benefits as members of heterosexual families.The Civilization of Illiteracy
It is only a small proportion of heterosexual persons who experience these impulses under such conditions.
Not till I was over 30 years did I meet a man I loved as well as my mother, and he is heterosexual.
Both admitted the alternately stimulating and obtunding influence of heterosexual magnetism.Ulysses
- a person who is sexually attracted to the opposite sex
- of or relating to heterosexuality
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Word Origin and History for heterosexual
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Sexually oriented to persons of the opposite sex.
- A heterosexual person.
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