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oralo‧ral1 /ˈɔːrəl/ ●●○ adjective  1 SPEAK A LANGUAGEspoken, not written oral history an oral agreement2 HBHMrelating to or involving the mouth oral hygieneorally adverb The drug should be taken orally. The statement may be given orally or in writing.
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oralSuch a lack of correlation was also observed by Levin after oral administration of 5 µg purified cholera toxin to healthy volunteers.Discussion Our patient had Crohn's disease: the macroscopic and histological features of the oral and perianal lesions are typical.Furthermore, the results of most studies suggest that obese individuals respond less well to oral bile acid treatment than the non-obese.oral cancerIt is clear that both tobacco and alcohol are risk factors in the development of oral carcinoma.Like our oral culture, our society is atomized, disparate and largely obsessed with trivia.Anglo-Saxon stories and poems were part of a largely oral culture.We had a 15-minute oral exam in German.The oral papillae are reduced resembling irregularly arranged, enlarged granules.He contacted a doctor and was given oral penicillin.an oral reportThis is perpetuated in modern weaning during the oral stage and finds an equivalent in manic-depressive and paranoid-schizophrenic disorders.
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oraloral2 (also oral exam) noun [countable]  1 especially British EnglishSESLL a spoken test, especially in a foreign language I’ve got my French oral tomorrow.2 American EnglishSEC a spoken test for a university degree
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oralThere are practical assessments, orals and so on.The Academy has this quirk about a plebe having to pass orals before proceeding.
From Longman Business Dictionaryoralo‧ral /ˈɔːrəl/ adjective spoken, rather than writtenThe debtor may attend court to give oral evidence as to his financial situation.
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