- Relating to sex, including stimulation, responsiveness, and functioning of the sex organs. [L. sexualis, fr. sexus, sex]
* * *sex·u·al 'seksh-(ə-)wəl, 'sek-shəl adj1) of, relating to, or associated with sex or the sexes <\sexual differentiation> <\sexual conflict>2) having or involving sex <\sexual reproduction>sex·u·al·ly 'seksh-(ə-)wə-lē, 'seksh-(ə-)lē adv
* * *sex·u·al (sekґshoo-əl) [L. sexualis] 1. pertaining to, characterized by, involving, or endowed with sex, sexuality, the sexes, or the sex organs and their functions. 2. characterized by the property of maleness or femaleness. 3. pertaining to reproduction involving both male and female gametes. 4. implying or symbolizing erotic desires or activity.
Medical dictionary. 2011.