genital

genital

[jen-i-tl]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or noting reproduction.
2.
of or pertaining to the sexual organs.
3.
Psychoanalysis.
a.
of or pertaining to the genital phase of psychosexual development.
b.
of or pertaining to the centering of sexual impulses and excitation on the genitalia.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Old French < Latin genitālis of birth, equivalent to genit(us), past participle of gignere to beget + -ālis -al1

postgenital, adjective
pregenital, adjective
subgenital, adjective
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genitals

[jen-i-tlz]
plural noun

Origin:
plural noun use of genital

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genital (ˈdʒɛnɪtəl)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the sexual organs or to reproduction
2.  psychoanal anal oral Compare phallic relating to the mature stage of psychosexual development in which an affectionate relationship with one's sex partner is established
 
[C14: from Latin genitālis concerning birth, from gignere to beget]

genitals or genitalia (ˈdʒɛnɪtəlz, ˌdʒɛnɪˈteɪlɪə, -ˈteɪljə)
 
pl n
the sexual organs; the testicles and penis of a male or the labia, clitoris, and vagina of a femaleRelated: venereal
 
Related: venereal
 
genitalia or genitalia
 
pl n
 
Related: venereal
 
genitalic or genitalia
 
adj

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genital
late 14c., from L. genitalis "pertaining to generation or birth," related to Gk. genete "birth" (see genus). Plural genitals "reproductive organs" formed in English late 14c. Scientific pl. genitalia (1876) is from L. genitalia membra.
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genital gen·i·tal (jěn'ĭ-tl)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to biological reproduction.

  2. Of or relating to the genitalia.

  3. Of or relating to the stage of psychosexual development in psychoanalytic theory beginning in puberty and during which the genitals become the focus of sexual gratification.

n.
A reproductive organ, especially one of the external sex organs.

genitals gen·i·tals (jěn'ĭ-tlz)
pl.n.
Genitalia.

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genitals   (jěn'ĭ-tlz)  Pronunciation Key 
The organs of reproduction in animals, especially the external sex organs.
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genitals definition


The organs involved in reproduction. (See reproductive systems.)

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