[ eyn-l ]
/ ˈeɪn l /
of, pertaining to, involving, or near the anus.
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British Dictionary definitions for anal
/ (ˈeɪnəl) /
of, relating to, or near the anus
- relating to a stage of psychosexual development during which the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region and excremental functions
- designating personality traits in the adult, such as orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, etc, due to fixation at the anal stage of developmentCompare genital (def. 2), oral (def. 7), phallic (def. 2)
Derived forms of analanally, adverb
Word Origin for anal
C18: from New Latin ānālis; see anus
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Medical definitions for anal
[ ā′nəl ]
Of, relating to, or near the anus.
Of or relating to the second stage of psychosexual development in psychoanalytic theory, during which gratification is derived from sensations associated with the anus.
Relating to or being personality traits that originated during toilet training and are distinguished as anal-expulsive or anal-retentive.
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