sexology

The scientific study of all aspects of sex, including differentiation and dimorphism, and, particularly, sexual behavior. [L. sexus, sex, + G. logos, study]

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sex·ol·o·gy sek-'säl-ə-jē n, pl -gies the study of sex or of the interaction of the sexes esp. among human beings
sex·o·log·i·cal .sek-sə-'läj-i-kəl adj

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n.
the study of sexual matters, including anatomy, physiology, behaviour, and techniques.

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sex·ol·o·gy (sek-solґə-je) [sex-2 + -logy] the study of sex and sexual relations and their evolutionary, physiological, developmental, and sociological aspects.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • sexology — noun Date: 1902 the study of sex or of the interaction of the sexes especially among human beings • sexologist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sexology — sexological /sek seuh loj i keuhl/, adj. sexologist, n. /sek sol euh jee/, n. the study of sexual behavior. [1900 05; SEX + O + LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

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  • sexology — sex|ol|o|gy [ sek salədʒi ] noun uncount the scientific study of people s sexual behavior ╾ sex|ol|o|gist noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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