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heterosexual

[ het-er-uh-sek-shoo-uhl or, especially British, -seks-yoo- ]
/ ˌhɛt ər əˈsɛk ʃu əl or, especially British, -ˈsɛks yu- /
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adjective
of, relating to, or exhibiting heterosexuality.
Biology. of or relating to different sexes: heterosexual fraternal twins.
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
Compare homosexual
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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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