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The word oral may refer to:

Relating to the mouth[edit]

  • Relating to the mouth, the first portion of the alimentary canal that receives food and saliva
    • Oral administration of medicines
    • Oral examination (also known as an oral exam or oral test), a practice in many schools and disciplines in which an examiner poses questions to the student in spoken form
    • Oral medication
    • Oral rehydration therapy, a simple treatment for dehydration associated with diarrhea
    • Oral sex, sexual activity involving the stimulation of genitalia by use of the mouth, tongue, teeth or throat.
    • Oral stage, a human development phase in Freudian developmental psychology
    • Oral tradition, cultural material and tradition transmitted orally from one generation to another
    • Oralism, the education of deaf students through oral language by using lip reading, and mimicking of mouth shapes and breathing patterns
    • Speech communication, also known as oral communication or verbal communication, as opposed to writing


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