sexology

[ sek-sol-uh-jee ]
/ sɛkˈsɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the study of sexual behavior.

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Origin of sexology

First recorded in 1900–05; sex + -o- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM sexology

sex·o·log·i·cal [sek-suh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌsɛk səˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivesex·ol·o·gist, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for 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

sexology
/ (sɛkˈsɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the study of sexual behaviour in human beings

Derived forms of sexology

sexologist, nounsexological (ˌsɛksəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective
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Medical definitions for sexology

sexology
[ sĕk-sŏlə-jē ]

n.

The study of human sexual behavior.

Other words from sexology

sex•olo•gist n.
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