oral /ˈorəl, ˈɔr, ˈɑr-/
oral /ˈorəl, ˈɔr, ˈɑr-/ 形容詞
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.
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]