par·tial·ism 'pär-shə-.liz-əm n concentration of libidinal interest on one part of the body (as breasts or buttocks)

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par·tial·ism (pahrґshəl-iz-əm) a paraphilia characterized by exclusive focus on a body part of the sexual partner.

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