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sexology

[sek-sol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the study of sexual behavior.
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Origin of sexology

First recorded in 1900–05; sex + -o- + -logy
Related formssex·o·log·i·cal [sek-suh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌsɛk səˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivesex·ol·o·gist, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Many Normal schools and colleges and private institutions of learning are adopting special instruction in sexology.

    Self Knowledge and Guide to Sex Instruction

    T. W. Shannon

  • We are tolerably familiar with Anglo-American writings on sexology, but we know nothing that equals Mrs. Dennett's brochure.


British Dictionary definitions for sexology

sexology

noun
  1. the study of sexual behaviour in human beings
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Derived Formssexologist, nounsexological (ˌsɛksəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective
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Word Origin and History for sexology

n.

1902, from sex (n.) + -ology. Related: Sexologist.

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sexology in Medicine

sexology

(sĕk-sŏlə-jē)
n.
  1. The study of human sexual behavior.
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Related formssex•olo•gist n.
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