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genital

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adjective gen·i·tal \ˈje-nə-təl\

Simple Definition of genital

  • : of or relating to the sexual organs

Full Definition of genital

  1. 1 :  generative

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or being a sexual organ

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or characterized by the stage of psychosexual development in psychoanalytic theory during which oral and anal impulses are subordinated to adaptive interpersonal mechanisms

gen·i·tal·ly play \-tə-lē\ adverb

Origin of genital

Middle English, from Latin genitalis, from genitus, past participle of gignere to beget — more at kin


First Known Use: 14th century


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genital

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adjective gen·i·tal \ˈjen-ə-təl\

Medical Definition of genital

  1. 1:  generative

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or being a sexual organ

  3. 3a:  of, relating to, or characterized by the stage of psychosexual development in psychoanalytic theory following the latency period and during which oral and anal impulses are subordinated to adaptive interpersonal mechanismsb:  of, relating to, or characterized by a personality in the genital stage of psychosexual development especially as typified by normal sexual desires and by concern for the happiness and pleasures of others—compare anal 2, oral 3

  4. gen·i·tal·ly \-ē\play adverb




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