[jen-i-tl] /ˈdʒɛn ɪ tl/
of, relating to, or noting reproduction.
of or relating to the sexual organs.
[jen-i-tlz] /ˈdʒɛn ɪ tlz/
of or relating to the sexual organs or to reproduction
(psychoanal) relating to the mature stage of psychosexual development in which an affectionate relationship with one’s sex partner is established Compare anal (sense 2), oral (sense 7), phallic (sense 2)
the sexual organs; the testicles and penis of a male or the labia, clitoris, and vagina of a female related adjective venereal
late 14c., in membres genytal “the genitals,” from Latin genitalis “pertaining to generation or birth” (also a by-name of the goddess Diana), from genitus, past participle of gignere “to beget” (see genus). As a noun meaning “sex organ” from mid-15c.
“reproductive organs,” late 14c., from genital (adj.).
genital gen·i·tal (jěn’ĭ-tl)
A reproductive organ, especially one of the external sex organs.
genitals gen·i·tals (jěn’ĭ-tlz)
The organs of reproduction in animals, especially the external sex organs.
The organs involved in reproduction. (See reproductive systems.)
- Genital cord
genital cord n. One of a pair of mesenchymal ridges bulging into the caudal part of the celom of an embryo and containing the wolffian and müllerian ducts as well as the primordium of the broad ligaments and uterine walls in the female.
- Genital corpuscle
genital corpuscle n. Any of the encapsulated nerve endings in skin of the genitalia and nipples.
noun, Pathology. 1. a sexually transmitted disease caused by herpes simplex virus type 2, characterized primarily by transient blisters on and around the genitals. noun 1. a sexually transmitted disease caused by a variety of the herpes simplex virus in which painful blisters occur in the genital region genital herpes n. A highly contagious, sexually […]
[jen-i-tey-lee-uh, -teyl-yuh] /ˌdʒɛn ɪˈteɪ li ə, -ˈteɪl yə/ plural noun, Anatomy. 1. the organs of reproduction, especially the external organs. n. 1876, Modern Latin, from Latin genitalia (membra), neuter plural of genitalis (see genital). genitalia gen·i·ta·li·a (jěn’ĭ-tā’lē-ə, -tāl’yə) pl.n. The reproductive organs, especially the external sex organs.