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Meaning of ORAL

Pronunciation:  'owrul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an examination conducted by word of mouth
  2. [adj]  (psychoanalysis) a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated in the mouth; fixation at this stage is said to result in dependence, selfishness, and aggression
  3. [adj]  (anatomy) of or involving the mouth or mouth region or the surface on which the mouth is located; "the oral cavity"; "the oral mucous membrane"; "the oral surface of a starfish"
  4. [adj]  using speech rather than writing; "an oral tradition"; "an oral agreement"
  5. [adj]  of or relating to or affecting or for use in the mouth; "oral hygiene"; "an oral thermometer"; "an oral vaccine"
 

ORAL is a 4 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: buccal, cheek(a), oral exam, oral examination, spoken, unwritten, viva, viva voce
 
 Antonyms: aboral, anal
 
 See Also: exam, examination, test

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\O"ral\, a. [L. os, oris, the mouth, akin to Skr. [=a]s.
Cf. {Adore}, {Orison}, {Usher}.]
1. Uttered by the mouth, or in words; spoken, not written;
   verbal; as, oral traditions; oral testimony; oral law.

2. Of or pertaining to the mouth; surrounding or lining the
   mouth; as, oral cilia or cirri.

 
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