[ sahy-koh-sek-shoo-uh l or, esp. British, -seks-yoo- ]
/ ˌsaɪ koʊˈsɛk ʃu əl or, esp. British, -ˈsɛks yu- /


of or relating to the relationship of psychological and sexual phenomena.

Origin of psychosexual

First recorded in 1895–1900; psycho- + sexual

OTHER WORDS FROM psychosexual

psy·cho·sex·u·al·i·ty, nounpsy·cho·sex·u·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for psychosexual

/ (ˌsaɪkəʊˈsɛksjʊəl) /


of or relating to the mental aspects of sex, such as sexual fantasies

Derived forms of psychosexual

psychosexuality, nounpsychosexually, adverb
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Medical definitions for psychosexual

[ sī′kō-sĕkshōō-əl ]


Of or relating to the mental and emotional aspects of sexuality.
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