Genital Definition

Of reproduction or the sexual organs.
Webster's New World
Of or relating to the genitals.
American Heritage Medicine
Designating or of the third stage of infantile psychosexual development in which interest centers around the genital organs.
Webster's New World
Designating or of the adult or final stage of psychosexual development in which conflicts have been resolved, libidinal drives regulated, and character structure integrated.
Webster's New World

(rare) The genitalia.


Origin of Genital

  • From Middle English, from Latin genitalis (“of or belonging to generation”), from genitus, past participle of gignere (“to beget, generate”); see genus.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Latin genitālis from genitus past participle of gignere to beget genə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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