genital

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English genital, from Latin genitalis (of or belonging to generation), from genitus, past participle of gignō (to beget, generate); see genus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛnətəl/, /ˈdʒɛnɪtəl/
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Adjective[edit]

genital (not comparable)

  1. Of, or relating to biological reproduction.
  2. Of, or relating to the genitalia.
  3. (psychoanalysis) Of, or relating to psychosexual development during puberty.

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Noun[edit]

genital (plural genitals)

  1. (rare) A genital organ; the genitalia.
    • 1961, The Annual Survey of Psychoanalysis:
      ( b ) the masturbation [...] served as evidence that his genital was not injured ("fixing feet")
    • 1967, Ruth G. Newman, Marjorie M. Keith, The School-centered Life Space Interview, Six Papers:
      David told of his fears of castration and his concern that his genital was not as large as another boy's on the ward, and perhaps would never be.
    • 2013, Susan Isaacs, Childhood and After: Some Essays and Clinical Studies, Routledge (→ISBN), page 164:
      [] the anxiety and distress that his genital was dirty, disgusting and dangerous to his mother (myself); the dread of the bad internalized penis and his own faeces and urine.

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German[edit]

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genital (not comparable)

  1. genital

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French génital, from Latin genitalis.

Adjective[edit]

genital m or n (feminine singular genitală, masculine plural genitali, feminine and neuter plural genitale)

  1. genital

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin genitālis.

Adjective[edit]

genital (plural genitales)

  1. genital

Noun[edit]

genital m (plural genitales)

  1. (Usually plural) genital

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