adjective \ˈjēn-yəl, ˈjē-nē-əl\

Definition of GENIAL

obsolete :  of or relating to marriage or generation <the genial bed — John Milton>
obsolete :  inborn, native
a :  favorable to growth or comfort :  mild <genial sunshine>
b :  marked by or diffusing sympathy or friendliness <your genial host>
:  displaying or marked by genius
ge·nial·i·ty \ˌjē-nē-ˈa-lə-tē, jēn-ˈyal-\ noun
ge·nial·ly \ˈjēn-yə-lē\ adverb

Origin of GENIAL

Latin genialis, from genius
First Known Use: 1566

Rhymes with GENIAL


adjective \ji-ˈnī(-ə)l\

Definition of GENIAL

:  of or relating to the chin

Origin of GENIAL

Greek geneion chin, from genys jaw — more at chin
First Known Use: 1831

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral


adjective \ji-ˈnī(-ə)l\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GENIAL

: of or relating to the chin


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