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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for sexologist


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



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

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sexologist in Medicine


  1. The study of human sexual behavior.
Related formssex•olo•gist n.
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