heterosexual etymology

English word heterosexual comes from English -sexual, English hetero- (Other, different.)

Detailed word origin of heterosexual

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-sexual English (eng) Forms a noun or adjective describing a state or style of sexuality.
hetero- English (eng) Other, different.
heterosexual English (eng) A heterosexual person, or other heterosexual organism. Sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex.

Words with the same origin as heterosexual

Descendants of -sexual