Definition of pseudosexual in English:

pseudosexual

adjective

  • 1Of or relating to pseudosex; specifically relating to or designating activity regarded as a substitute for or displacement of actual or ‘normal’ sexual behaviour and sometimes having non-sexual motivation (as the fear of aggression, desire for dominance, etc.).

  • 2Biology. Designating or relating to a process or phenomenon which resembles, but is distinct from, one involved in sexual reproduction; especially designating or relating to the parthogenetic production by certain crustaceans of eggs resembling those of the sexual phase.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Mind. From pseudo- + sexual.

Pronunciation

pseudosexual

/ˌs(j)uːdə(ʊ)ˈsɛkʃʊəl/