Definition of anal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈeɪnl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɪnl//
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  1. 1connected with or located near the anus the anal region The anal fin in the bream extends almost to the tail.
  2. 2(also anal-retentive) (disapproving) caring too much about small details and about how things are organized
  3. Word Originmid 18th cent.: from modern Latin analis, from Latin anus, originally ‘a ring’.
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