mons veneris


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mons

 [mons] (L.)
an elevation or eminence.
mons pu´bis the rounded fleshy prominence over the symphysis pubis in the female.
mons ve´neris mons pubis.

mons pu·'bis

[TA]
the prominence caused by a pad of fatty tissue over the symphysis pubis in the female.
Synonym(s): pubes (2) [TA], mons veneris

mons veneris

(vĕn′ər-ĭs)
n. pl. montes veneris
The female mons pubis.

mons veneris

[ven′əris]
Etymology: L, mons, mountain; venus, love
a pad of fatty tissue and thick skin that overlies the symphysis pubis in the woman. After puberty it is covered with pubic hair. Also called mons pubis, mount of Venus.

mons pubis

The fibroadipose tissue anterior to the vulva which overlies the symphysis pubis. It divides into the labia majora on either side of the pudendal cleft, which surrounds the labia minora, clitoris, vaginal opening, and other vulvar vestibular structures. The mons responds to oestrogen with the onset of puberty, forming a distinct mound at the time of puberty.

mons pu·bis

(monz pyū'bis) [TA]
The prominence caused by a pad of fatty tissue over the symphysis pubis in the female.