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Medical Term:

latent homosexuality


Definition: an erotic inclination toward members of the same sex not consciously experienced or expressed in overt action, as opposed to overt homosexuality Use of this term is disappearing because of both its potentially iatrogenic effect and the inability to validate the phenomenon by techniques outside psychoanalytic theory.

Synonym(s): unconscious homosexuality

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