Definition of genital in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjenədl/


1Relating to the human or animal reproductive organs: conditions of the lower genital tract
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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.


A person or animal’s external organs of reproduction.
private parts, genitalia, sexual organs, reproductive organs, pudenda;
crotch, groin, nether regions
informal privates


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

Words that rhyme with genital

congenital, primogenital, urogenital

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Syllabification: gen·i·tal

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