the area in the vertebrate embryo that develops into ovaries in the female and testes in the male.
genital ridge n.
See gonadal ridge.
[jen-i-tlz] /ˈdʒɛn ɪ tlz/ plural noun 1. . /ˈdʒɛnɪtəlz/ plural noun 1. the sexual organs; the testicles and penis of a male or the labia, clitoris, and vagina of a female related adjective venereal n. “reproductive organs,” late 14c., from genital (adj.). genitals gen·i·tals (jěn’ĭ-tlz) pl.n. Genitalia. genitals (jěn’ĭ-tlz) The organs of reproduction in animals, […]
- Genital stage
According to psychoanalysis, the third social and sexual stage of a young child’s development (after the oral stage and the anal stage). In the genital stage, interest in the child’s own sex organs and in other people’s replaces the earlier focusing on satisfaction of hunger and control of bowel movements. A genital personality is mature […]
noun, Pathology.. Usually, genital warts 1. one of a cluster of warts occurring in the genital and anal areas and spread mainly by sexual contact, sometimes affecting the cervix in women and associated with an increased risk of cervical cancer. genital wart n. A pointed papilloma usually on the skin or mucous membranes of the […]
- Genital tract
genital tract n. The genital passages of the urogenital system.