I. adjective 1. relating to or situated near the anus. • the anal sphincter.
[Psychoanalysis] (in Freudian theory) relating to or denoting a stage of infantile psychosexual development in which defecation is the major source of sensuous pleasure and the anus forms the centre of self-awareness.
• he’s anal about things like that.
II. derivatives anally adverb
– origin mid 18th cent.: from modern Latin analis, from Latin anus (see anus).