-al; -ial, -eal

(Latin: suffix; pertaining to, like, of the kind of, relating to, characterized by, belonging to; action of, process of)

lineal (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Concerning the direct line of descent from an ancestor: Kevin's lineal heritage to the property was through his mother's side of the family.
2. Consisting of lines; delineated: Harry's piece of artwork depicted a tree only made with vertical and lineal marks using ink and pen.
maternal dystocia (s) (noun), maternal dystocias (pl)
Dystocia (difficult delivery or process of birth) caused by an abnormality or physical problem in the mother: A condition of maternal dystocia was diagnosed because Mary's contractions of the uterus were ineffective, so a C-section had to be performed.
metroperitoneal (adjective) (not comparable)
1. A reference to a woman's uterus and peritoneum (the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and covers most of the abdominal organs): When Jenny was at the gynaecologist's, she was told that the metroperitoneal area in her body was totally healthy and that she could have a child whenever she wanted to!
2. Etymology: from the Greek peri-, meaning "around" + tonos, "a stretching" = "a stretching around".
microbial (adjective) (not comparable)
Relating to or caused by micro-organisms: One of the most frequent imicrobial infections is the common cold.

COVID-19, caused by a microbial virus, created a world-wide pandemic in 2020.

mortal (adjective), more mortal, most mortal
1. Subject to death or destined to die: All life forms are mortal organisms that pass away sometime during their life time.
2. Concerning great intensity or anxiety: Little Timmy showed mortal fear of the large snake that suddenly appeared in the garden.
3. Regarding something possible or conceivable: Mary's father did every mortal and feasible thing to make his daughter happy while she was in hospital following the car accident.
4. Pertaining to something that causes death; fatal: During the war, there were many soldiers who died because of mortal wounds.l

"Death Speaks"

There was a merchant in Baghdad who sent his servant to market to buy provisions and in a little while the servant came back, white and trembling, and said, "Master, just now when I was in the market place I was jostled by a woman in the crowd and when I turned I saw it was Death that jostled me. She looked at me and made a threatening gesture; now, lend me your horse, and I will ride away from this city and avoid my fate. I will go on to Samarra and there Death will not find me."

The merchant lent him his horse, and the servant mounted it, and he dug his spurs in its flanks and as fast as the horse could gallop he went.

Then the merchant went down to the market-place and he saw me standing in the crowd and he came to me and said, "Why did you make a threatening gesture to my servant when you saw him this morning?"

"That was not a threatening gesture," I said, "it was only a start of surprise. I was astonished to see him in Baghdad, for I had an appointment with him tonight in Samarra."

Attributed to Somerset Maugham, Preface to Appointment in Samarra,
by John O’Hara
neanderthal (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Concerning Homo neanderthalensis: It is said that the skull of the neanderthal, or Neanderthal, human was 10% larger than the skull of the present man of the world.
2. Descriptive of the condition of being old--fashioned or to be against innovations: The elderly Mrs. Timmons was quite neanderthal in that she didn't have a computer, TV, or even a cell phone!
nectareal (adjective), more nectareal, most nectareal
Of or like nectar; nectareous; nectarial; sweet: The sunroom was filled with a nectareal fragrance produced by the flowers of the small lemon tree.
ommateal (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to the compound eyes in some insects and crustaceans: Adult insects, like butterflies, flies, and dragon flies, possess ommateal eyes that provide them with extreme good eyesight.
omnicorporeal (adjective), more omnicorporeal, most omnicorporeal
Characteristic of or relating to the inclusion of all bodies or substances: There are those who consider the soul to be a omnicorporeal part of the body, otherwise it would have no real existence and it would be incapable of holding the body together.

Thoughts are considered by some to be the essential part of being omnicorporeal and spiritual natures which are absolutely distinct, so they cannot act upon each other. Organic bodies are omnicorporeal substances.

oral (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Relating to or belonging to the mouth: The dentist reminded Jill to continue good oral hygiene in order to avoid the possibilities of cavities..
2. Designed for use in the mouth: One oral device is the common toothbrush!
3. Expressed in spoken form as distinct from written form: Each student had to stand up and give an oral report in front of the class.
4. A reference to medicines that are taken by mouth: Dr. Lawson told Jim to gargle and wash his mouth with the oral fluid he wanted to prescribe for him.
5. Referring to vocal articulation through the mouth only: An oral speech sound can be produced by means of an airstream that escapes only through the mouth with the nasal cavity sealed off by the velum.
6. In Freudian analysis, a descriptive stage in child development when erotic pleasure is derived from mouth-associated sensations: Oral enjoyment is obtained especially through feeding, thumb-sucking, and putting objects into the mouth.
7. In Freudian analysis, a description of a dependent, selfish, and aggressive personality type with a tendency to derive pleasure from mouth-related activities: Oral satisfactions can be eating, drinking, smoking, etc.
8. In biology, pertaining to where the mouth is sited: The oral opening of a starfish is located on the underside surface of its body.
9. In education, regarding an examination, or test, that involves candidates giving spoken answers to spoken questions: The final exams included oral tests in addition to those with questions and answers in written form.
original (adjective), more original, most original
1. Relating to something preceding all the others (not comparable): It was important for the lawyer to have the original will, and not a copy of it.
2. Fresh, new, different: The cookbook presented many original recipes with various herbs.
3. Concerning potato chips: Lynn wanted to buy the original kind of potato chips only with salt and not other type of favouring.
otopharyngeal (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to the middle ear and the pharynx: Bob had a terrible earache and went to see his otorhinolaryngologist who diagnosed it as being an otopharyngeal infection which, he said, could be treated successfully.
patrilineal (adjective) (not comparable)
Concerning lineage or kinship through the male line: While being involved in the genealogy of her family, Alice was able to trace her patrilineal ancestry back to 1880.
pericaliceal (adjective) (not comparable)
Relating to something located near or around the renal calix; pericalyceal: Dr. Madison told Jack that he had an pericaliceal infection, that meant that the infection was close to the conduits or passageways in the kidney.
perigeal (adjective) (not comparable)
Regarding the point in the orbit of a heavenly body: The perigeal point of the moon, or of an an artificial satellite, is the exact position at which it is nearest to the Earth.