erogenous

[ ih-roj-uh-nuh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF erogenous
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The erogenous quality may adhere most notably to definite regions of the body.

It should be assumed that the erogenous significance of this region of the body was originally very large.

Besides these erogenous causes of anesthesia there are also psychic causes likewise determined by the repression.

Thus far it has manifested itself in single impulses and in erogenous zones seeking a certain pleasure as a single sexual aim.

Let us first glance at the manner in which the erogenous zones adjust themselves to the new order of things.

To be sure, the gratification of the erogenous zone was at first united with the gratification of taking nourishment.

Impulses with passive goals attach themselves to the erogenous zone of the rectal opening.

WORD ORIGIN

formed 1889 from Greek eros "sexual love" (see Eros) + -genous "producing." A slightly earlier variant was erogenic (1887), from French érogénique. Both, as OED laments, are improperly formed. Erogenous zone attested by 1905.

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