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anal

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adjective \ˈā-nəl\

Simple Definition of anal

  • biology : of, relating to, or located near the anus

  • : extremely or overly neat, careful, or precise

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of anal

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, situated near, or involving the anus <an anal fin>

  2. 2 a :  of, relating to, characterized by, or being the stage of psychosexual development in psychoanalytic theory which follows the oral stage and during which the child is concerned especially with its feces b :  of, relating to, characterized by, or being personality traits (as parsimony, meticulousness, and ill humor) considered typical of fixation at the anal stage of development <an anal disposition> <anal neatness>

anally

play \-nəl-ē\ adverb

Examples of anal in a sentence

  1. He can be pretty anal about keeping his office neat.



1769

First Known Use of anal

1769


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ANAL Defined for Kids

anal

adjective \ˈā-nəl\

Definition of anal for Students

  1. :  relating to the anus




Medical Dictionary

anal

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adjective \ˈān-əl\

Medical Definition of anal

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or situated near the anus <the anal opening> <anal fissures>

  2. 2a:  of, relating to, or characterized by the stage of psychosexual development in psychoanalytic theory that follows the oral stage and during which a child derives libidinal gratification from the expulsion and retention of the feces and conflict arises from parental demands regarding toilet training <During the anal stage, from about 18 months to 3 years, the sphincter muscles become sensitive and controllable and bowel and bladder retention and elimination become a source of gratification.—David G. Myers, Psychology, 2001>b:  of, relating to, or characterized by personality traits (as orderliness, frugality, and obstinacy) considered typical of fixation at the anal stage of development :  anal-retentive—often used in nontechnical contexts to describe someone as extremely or excessively neat, careful, or precise; compare genital 3, oral 3, phallic 2

anally

\-əl-ē\play adverb



anal

abbreviation

Medical Definition of anal

  1. 1analysis

  2. 2analytic

  3. 3analyze




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