homoerotism


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homoerotism

[¦hō·mō′er·ə‚tiz·əm]
(psychology)
Sexual desire directed toward a member of the same sex; usually sublimated and not expressed.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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