pregenital

adjective
pre·​gen·​i·​tal | \ ˌprē-ˈje-nə-tᵊl How to pronounce pregenital (audio) \
variants: or less commonly pre-genital

Definition of pregenital

1 : of, relating to, or being any of the stages of psychosexual development in psychoanalytic theory which occur before the genital stage pregenital impulses pregenital fixations
2 of a segmented invertebrate : of, relating to, or situated in the abdominal region anterior to the segment containing the sexual organs the pregenital segments of a grasshopper a crustacean's pregenital limbs

First Known Use of pregenital

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Pregenital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pregenital. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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pregenital

adjective
pre·​gen·​i·​tal | \ -ˈjen-ə-tᵊl How to pronounce pregenital (audio) \

Medical Definition of pregenital

: of, relating to, or characteristic of the oral, anal, and phallic phases of psychosexual development

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