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les·bi·an·ism

 (lĕz′bē-ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
Sexual orientation of women to women.
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lesbianism

the practice of homosexual relations between women. Also called Sapphism. — lesbian, n., adj.
See also: Homosexuality
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lesbianism - female homosexualitylesbianism - female homosexuality      
gayness, homoeroticism, homosexualism, homosexuality, queerness - a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same sex
tribadism - a form of lesbianism that simulates heterosexual intercourse
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Translations

lesbianism

[ˈlezbɪənɪzəm] Nlesbianismo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

lesbianism

[ˈlɛzbiənɪzəm] nlesbianisme m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

lesbianism

n (in general) → lesbische Liebe; (of one person)Lesbiertum nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

lesbianism

[ˈlɛzbɪəˌnɪzm] nlesbismo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

les·bi·an·ism

n. lesbianismo, homosexualidad femenina.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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