[ eyn-l ]
/ ˈeɪn l /
of, pertaining to, involving, or near the anus.
- of or relating to the second stage of psychosexual development, during which gratification is derived from the retention or expulsion of feces.
- of or relating to an anal character.
- of or relating to gratification derived from stimulation of the anus.
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Origin of anal
OTHER WORDS FROM anal
a·nal·ly, adverbpost·a·nal, adjectivepre·a·nal, adjectivesub·a·nal, adjective
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Definition for anal (2 of 2)
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Example sentences from the Web for anal
The period of his ministry in Germany is given by Jordan, Anal.
The Grey Friars in Oxford|Andrew G. Little
Anal glands largely developed, and emitting an odour like that of the skunks.
In this case the Anal Area of one Tegmen covers that of the other.
An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)|William Kirby
Anal tubercles thick, broad, and more conspicuous than in the adult.
Anal plate: in caterpillars, the shield-like covering of the dorsum of the last segment: in the embryonic larva the 11th tergite.
Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for anal
/ (ˈeɪnəl) /
of, relating to, or near the anus
- relating to a stage of psychosexual development during which the child’s interest is concentrated on the anal region and excremental functions
- designating personality traits in the adult, such as orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, etc, due to fixation at the anal stage of developmentCompare genital (def. 2), oral (def. 7), phallic (def. 2)
Derived forms of anal
Word Origin for anal
C18: from New Latin ānālis; see anus
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Medical definitions for anal
[ ā′nəl ]
Of, relating to, or near the anus.
Of or relating to the second stage of psychosexual development in psychoanalytic theory, during which gratification is derived from sensations associated with the anus.
Relating to or being personality traits that originated during toilet training and are distinguished as anal-expulsive or anal-retentive.
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Scientific definitions for anal
[ ā′nəs ]
The opening at the lower end of the digestive tract through which solid waste is excreted.
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