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n. Archaic
A woman who rubs her vulva against another woman for sexual pleasure; a lesbian.

[French, from Latin tribas, tribad-, from Greek, from trībein, to rub; see tribology.]

trib′a·dism n.
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a lesbian practice in which one partner lies on top of the other and simulates the male role in heterosexual intercourse
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tribadism, tribady

a sexual activity between women that imitates heterosex-ual intercourse. — tribade, n. — tribadic, adj.
See also: Homosexuality
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tribadism - a form of lesbianism that simulates heterosexual intercourse
lesbianism, sapphism - female homosexuality
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