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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Sexually oriented to persons of the opposite sex.
  • adj. Of or relating to different sexes.
  • n. A heterosexual person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex.
  • n. A heterosexual person, or other heterosexual organism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to the opposite sex.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex
  • n. a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex


hetero- +‎ sexual (Wiktionary)



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