uranism

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From German Uranismus, from Ancient Greek ουρανιος (ouranios, heavenly, spiritual).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈjʊərənɪzəm/

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uranism (plural uranisms)

  1. Homosexuality.
    • 1894 November 1894, The Medical Standard, volume XVI, number 6, page 152: 
      Uranism is always a disease or an inversion. It is sometimes a symptom of degeneracy. It may be caused by disorders during embryonic life.

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