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Definition of Sapphism

Sapphism: Female homosexuality. Named after the poet Sappho who lived on the Greek island of Lesbos (circa 600 BC). She was a lesbian by geography and sexual orientation. Also called lesbianism.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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