Meaning of genital in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdʒɛnɪt(ə)l/

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  • 1Relating to the human or animal reproductive organs.

    ‘the genital area’
    • ‘These infections may range from cutaneous warts to genital mucous membrane infections that can progress to cervical cancer.’
    • ‘Less common types of male subfertility are caused by testicular or genital tract infection, disease, or abnormalities.’
    • ‘Several case studies and one randomised controlled trial have shown that screening significantly reduces the prevalence of genital tract infections and pelvic inflammatory disease in women.’
    • ‘On the underside of the body lie the genital opening and sensory organs.’
    • ‘No pathologic changes were seen in the genital organs.’
    • ‘They often have cloudy whitish patches on the throat, near the umbilicus, and in the genital area.’
    • ‘Our results provide further support for the hypothesis that the male genital tract may serve as a reservoir of HPV infection.’
    • ‘To reduce your risk of cervical cancer, protect yourself against genital human papilloma virus exposure.’
    • ‘After more than 50 years of searching, scientists have discovered a key gene that enables certain bacteria to cause blindness and debilitating genital tract infections.’
    • ‘The fetal sex was identified by examination of the genital tract using a dissecting microscope at a magnification of × 15.’
    • ‘At early stages of embryonic development the genital region of males and females is indistinguishable.’
    • ‘Women's responses to close-ended questionnaires indicated that they were accepting of genital surgery and did not connect it to negative effects.’
    • ‘It is important to tell your doctor if you develop genital itching or sores accompanied by fever and headache.’
    • ‘The team found that 66% of people with nipple piercings and 52% of those with genital piercings had developed health problems.’
    • ‘Treatment for hormone differentiation involves lifelong hormone therapy and/or genital surgery’
    • ‘The most common complaints were of fatigue, loss of libido, and decreased genital sensation.’
    generative, procreative, propagative
    1. 1.1Psychoanalysis (in Freudian theory) relating to or denoting the final stage of psychosexual development reached in adulthood.
      • ‘For Freud, the breast was the first erogenous zone, from which a child should move on to the anal and genital stages of its developing sexuality.’


  • A person's or animal's external organs of reproduction.

    private parts, genitalia, sexual organs, reproductive organs, pudenda, nether regions, crotch, groin


Late Middle English from Old French, or from Latin genitalis, from genitus, past participle of gignere ‘beget’.