- the study of sexual behavior.
Origin of sexology
Related formssex·o·log·i·cal [sek-suh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌsɛk səˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivesex·ol·o·gist, noun
First recorded in 1900–05; sex
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Examples from the Web for sexology
Historical Examples of sexology
Many Normal schools and colleges and private institutions of learning are adopting special instruction in sexology.
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
Derived Formssexologist, nounsexological (ˌsɛksəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective
- the study of sexual behaviour in human beings
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Word Origin and History for sexology
1902, from sex (n.) + -ology. Related: Sexologist.
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Related formssex•ol′o•gist n.
- The study of human sexual behavior.
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