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erogenous

[ih-roj-uh-nuh s] /ɪˈrɒdʒ ə nəs/
adjective
1.
especially sensitive to sexual stimulation, as certain areas of the body:
erogenous zones.
2.
arousing or tending to arouse sexual desire; sexually stimulating.
Also, erogenic
[er-uh-jen-ik] /ˌɛr əˈdʒɛn ɪk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Greek érō(s) Eros + -genous
Related forms
erogeneity
[ih-roj-uh-nee-i-tee] /ɪˌrɒdʒ əˈni ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for erogeneity

erogenous

/ɪˈrɒdʒɪnəs/
adjective
1.
sensitive to sexual stimulation erogenous zones of the body
2.
arousing sexual desire or giving sexual pleasure
Derived Forms
erogeneity (ˌɛrədʒɪˈniːɪtɪ) noun
Word Origin
C19: from Greek erōs love, desire + -genous
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Word Origin and History for erogeneity
erogenous
formed 1889 from Gk. eros "sexual love" + English -genous "producing." A slightly earlier variant was erogenic (1887), from Fr. érogénique. Both, as OED laments, are improperly formed.
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erogeneity in Medicine

erogenous e·rog·e·nous (ĭ-rŏj'ə-nəs)
adj.

  1. Responsive or sensitive to sexual stimulation, as of particular body parts.

  2. Arousing sexual desire.

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