anal-retentive

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a·nal-re·ten·tive

(ā′nəl-rĭ-tĕn′tĭv)
adj.
Indicating personality traits, such as extreme fastidiousness, stinginess, and obstinacy, supposed by psychoanalytic theory to originate during the anal stage in habits, attitudes, or values associated with infantile pleasure in retention of feces.
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anal-retentive

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Since I am no good with figures, I leave it to the anal-retentives to supply numerical data (like the size of a condom's pore vis-AfA -vis the diameter of a virus, etc.