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1. Of, relating to, or near the anus.
a. Of or relating to the second stage of psychosexual development in psychoanalytic theory, roughly from ages one to three, during which gratification is derived from sensations associated with the anus and defecation. The anal stage is preceded by the oral stage and followed by the phallic stage.
b. Indicating personality traits considered by psychoanalytic theory to originate during the anal stage of development, especially anal-retentive traits.
[From Latin ānus, anus.]
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1. of, relating to, or near the anus
2. (Psychoanalysis) psychoanal
a. relating to a stage of psychosexual development during which the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region and excremental functions
[C18: from New Latin ānālis; see anus]
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1. of, pertaining to, or near the anus.
a. of or pertaining to the second stage of psychosexual development, during which gratification is derived from the retention or expulsion of feces.
b. of or pertaining to a group of adult personality traits that include being meticulous, rigid, and ungenerous.
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|Adj.||1.||anal - of or related to the anus; "anal thermometer"|
|2.||anal - a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.|
depth psychology, psychoanalysis, analysis - a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
oral - 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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A. ADJ → anal
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anal[ˈeinəl] adj → anale
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a. anal, rel. al ano;
___ fistula → fístula ___.
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