Definition of ORAL

noun : ORAL

Source: WordNet 3.1

Adjective : ORAL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) using speech rather than writing; "an oral tradition"; "an oral agreement" ;

  • 2. (

    ) of or relating to or affecting or for use in the mouth; "oral hygiene"; "an oral thermometer"; "an oral vaccine" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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"; "a buccal gland" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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 ;

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