[ jen-i-tl ]
/ ˈdʒɛn ɪ tl /
of, relating to, or noting reproduction.
of or relating to the sexual organs.
- of or relating to the genital phase of psychosexual development.
- of or relating to the centering of sexual impulses and excitation on the genitalia.
, genital cord
, genital corpuscle
, genital herpes
, genital mutilation
, genital organ
Origin of genital
1350–1400; Middle English
< Old French
< Latin genitālis
of birth, equivalent to genit(us
), past participle of gignere
to beget + -ālis -al1
Related formspost·gen·i·tal, adjectivepre·gen·i·tal, adjectivesub·gen·i·tal, adjective
Definition for genital (2 of 2)
[ jen-i-tlz ]
/ ˈdʒɛn ɪ tlz /
Origin of genitals
plural noun use of genital
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British Dictionary definitions for genital (1 of 2)
of or relating to the sexual organs or to reproduction
Word Origin for genital
C14: from Latin genitālis concerning birth, from gignere to beget
British Dictionary definitions for genital (2 of 2)
genitalia (ˌdʒɛnɪˈteɪlɪə, -ˈteɪljə)
the sexual organs; the testicles and penis of a male or the labia, clitoris, and vagina of a femaleRelated adjective: venereal
Derived Formsgenitalic (ˌdʒɛnɪˈtælɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for genital (1 of 2)
Of or relating to biological reproduction.
Of or relating to the genitalia.
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.
A reproductive organ, especially one of the external sex organs.
Medicine definitions for genital (2 of 2)
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Science definitions for genital
The organs of reproduction in animals, especially the external sex organs.
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Culture definitions for genital
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