Definition for AM-A-TO'RI-AL, or AM'A-TO-RY

AM-A-TO'RI-AL, or AM'A-TO-RY, a. [L. amatorius, from amo, to love.]

  1. Relating to love; amatorial verses; causing love; as, amatory potions; produced by sexual intercourse; as, amotorial progeny. – Darwin.
  2. In anatomy, a term applied to the oblique muscles of the eye, from their use in ogling.

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