Definition of genital in English:

genital

Line breaks: geni|tal
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛnɪt(ə)l
 
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adjective

  • 1Relating to the human or animal reproductive organs: the genital area
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    • These infections may range from cutaneous warts to genital mucous membrane infections that can progress to cervical cancer.
    • Less common types of male subfertility are caused by testicular or genital tract infection, disease, or abnormalities.
    • Several case studies and one randomised controlled trial have shown that screening significantly reduces the prevalence of genital tract infections and pelvic inflammatory disease in women.
  • 1.1 Psychoanalysis (In Freudian theory) relating to or denoting the final stage of psychosexual development reached in adulthood.
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    • For Freud, the breast was the first erogenous zone, from which a child should move on to the anal and genital stages of its developing sexuality.

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Derivatives

genitally

adverb
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  • Given the lack of genital focus of women, it is possible that genitally targeted pharmacological agents would be best compared to and combined with psychological treatments.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin genitalis, from genitus, past participle of gignere 'beget'.

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