* * *het·ero·erot·i·cism (het″ər-o-ə-rotґĭ-siz-əm) 1. sexual feeling directed toward someone of the opposite sex. 2. alloeroticism (def. 1). 3. a stage in the development of object relationships in which the erotic energy is directed toward objects other than oneself, specifically to those of the opposite sex. Cf. alloeroticism, autoeroticism.
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alloeroticism — al·lo·erot·i·cism (al″o ə rotґĭ siz əm) [allo + eroticism] 1. sexual feeling directed to another person. 2. the final stage in the development of object relationships, a state of maturity, characterized both by direction of… … Medical dictionary