hentai

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hen·tai

 (hĕn′tī′)
n.
A style of sexually explicit comic books, animated video, and computer games originally developed in Japan.

[Japanese (from hentai (seiyoku), perverted (sexual desire), sexual perversion) : hen, changed, transformed, strange (from Middle Chinese pian`; also the source of Mandarin biàn, change) + tai, appearance, attitude (from Middle Chinese thaj`; also the source of Mandarin tài).]
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Translations
Hentai
References in periodicals archive ?
See Okabe Asuka, "O Koren 'Hentei ni ante, fushite sanka wo etari, tawamure ni ryoko no ryokakushi narabi ni Jisan ni yosu'", Ajia yugaku 72 (2005.2): 138.