- n an examination conducted by spoken communication
- s using speech rather than writing
an oral tradition
an oral agreement
- a of or relating to or affecting or for use in the mouth
an oral thermometer
an oral vaccine
- a 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
- a 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
- Doctors have connected the human papillomavirus (HPV) and oral sex to an increased risk of an oral cancer in both sexes.
- The British government last week announced that it is making oral contraceptives available at trifling cost under the National Health Service to Britain's women, who number 12,250 .
- The tape also clearly showed that the 15-year-old girl involved in the oral sex episode had also consented; but Georgia law at the time made any oral sex with a partner under 16 a .
- Leah Ward Sears in Seattle Times
Sears said that represented a "seismic shift in the legislature's view of the gravity of oral sex between two willing participants."
- Billy Graham in Newsweek
(In a statement, Graham called "a great friend in ministry. I loved him as a brother:I look forward to the day that I will see Oral and Evelyn Roberts again in Heaven-our eternal home."
- Joyce Kennard in Seattle Post Intelligencer
What I am picking up from the oral arguments is that this court should willy-nilly disregard the will of the people,said Kennard, who just 10 months ago voted that prohibiting same-sex marriages violated the civil rights of gays. "The...