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lesbian

[′lez·bē·ən]
(psychology)
Pertaining to female homosexuality.
A female homosexual.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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