heterosexual

[ het-er-uh-sek-shoo-uh l or, esp. British, -seks-yoo- ]
/ ˌhɛt ər əˈsɛk ʃu əl or, esp. British, -ˈsɛks yu- /

adjective

of, relating to, or exhibiting heterosexuality.
Biology. pertaining to the opposite sex or to both sexes.

noun

a heterosexual person.

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Origin of heterosexual

First recorded in 1890–95; hetero- + sexual
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British Dictionary definitions for heterosexual

heterosexual
/ (ˌhɛtərəʊˈsɛksjʊəl) /

noun

a person who is sexually attracted to the opposite sex

adjective

of or relating to heterosexuality
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Medical definitions for heterosexual

heterosexual
[ hĕt′ə-rō-sĕkshōō-əl ]

adj.

Sexually oriented to persons of the opposite sex.

n.

A heterosexual person.
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