lesbianism

lesbianism

[lez-bee-uh-niz-uhm]
noun
homosexual relations between women.

Origin:
1865–70; Lesbian + -ism

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lesbian (ˈlɛzbɪən)
 
n
1.  a female homosexual
 
adj
2.  of or characteristic of lesbians
 
[C19: from the homosexuality attributed to Sappho]
 
'lesbianism
 
n

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lesbianism les·bi·an·ism (lěz'bē-ə-nĭz'əm)
n.
Sexual orientation of women to other women.

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