sexology

[ sek-sol-uh-jee ]
/ sɛkˈsɒl ə dʒi /
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noun

the study of sexual behavior.

Nearby words

  1. sexivalent,
  2. sexless,
  3. sexlessly,
  4. sexological,
  5. sexologist,
  6. sexpartite,
  7. sexpert,
  8. sexploitation,
  9. sexpot,
  10. sext

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

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Examples 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 Formssexologist, nounsexological (ˌsɛksəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective

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Word Origin and History for sexology

sexology

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for sexology

sexology

[ sĕk-sŏlə-jē ]

n.

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


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