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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 oral /ˈorəl, ˈɔr, ˈɑr-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 oral /ˈorəl, ˈɔr, ˈɑr-/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·ral a.
 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, the oral cavity; oral cilia or cirri.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: using speech rather than writing; "an oral tradition"; "an
             oral agreement" [syn: unwritten]
      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" [ant: aboral]
      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 [ant: anal]
      n : an examination conducted by word of mouth [syn: oral exam,
           oral examination, viva voce, viva]