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Dictionary definition for: Oral

1. (n) an examination conducted by word of mouth

2. (s) using speech rather than writing; "an oral tradition" "an oral agreement"

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

4. (a) 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"

5. (a) 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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