Definition of genital in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛnɪt(ə)l/


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.


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



Example sentences
  • 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.


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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Line breaks: geni|tal

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