oral


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Oral \O"ral\, a. [L. os, oris, the mouth, akin to Skr. [=a]s.
   Cf. Adore, Orison, Usher.]
   1. Uttered by the mouth, or in words; spoken, not written;
      verbal; as, oral traditions; oral testimony; oral law.
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   2. Of or pertaining to the mouth; surrounding or lining the
      mouth; as, the oral cavity; oral cilia or cirri.
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