Relating to sex, including stimulation, responsiveness, and functioning of the sex organs. [L. sexualis, fr. sexus, sex]

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sex·u·al 'seksh-(ə-)wəl, 'sek-shəl adj
1) 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

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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.

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  • sexual — SEXUÁL, Ă, sexuali, e, adj. Care se referă la sex şi îl caracterizează; care este privit din punctul de vedere al raportului dintre sexe, care se referă la viaţa sexuală. [pr.: xu al] – Din fr. sexuel, lat. sexualis. Trimis de claudia, 13.09.2007 …   Dicționar Român

  • sexual — 1650s, of or pertaining to the fact of being male or female, from L.L. sexualis relating to sex, from L. sexus (see SEX (Cf. sex)). Meaning pertaining to copulation or generation is from 1766; sexual intercourse attested by 1778; sexual… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sexual — (Del lat. sexuālis). adj. Perteneciente o relativo al sexo. ☛ V. abusos sexuales, acoso sexual, acto sexual, agresión sexual, carácter sexual …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • sexual — adj. sex. Relativo al sexo. Medical Dictionary. 2011. sexual Relacionado con el sexo …   Diccionario médico

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  • Sexual — (Sexuell, v. lat.), was auf das Geschlecht Bezug hat, dasselbe betrifft, bezeichnet etc.; daher Sexualorgane, die Genitalien; Sexualsystem, so v.w. Linnéisches Pflanzensystem; Sexualist, Botaniker, welcher dem Linnéischen Pflanzensysteme huldigt; …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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