Heterosexuality
Sexuality directed toward someone of the opposite sex.
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Erotic attraction, predisposition, or activity, including sexual congress between persons of the opposite sex.

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het·ero·sex·u·al·i·ty -sek-shə-'wal-ət-ē n, pl -ties the quality or state of being heterosexual

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n.
the pattern of sexuality in which sexual behaviour and thinking are directed towards people of the opposite sex. It includes both normal and deviant forms of sexual activity.
heterosexual adj. n.

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het·ero·sex·u·al·i·ty (het″ər-o-sek″shoo-alґĭ-te) [hetero- + sexuality] sexual orientation to or activity with those of the opposite sex, as distinguished from homosexuality.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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