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in the male embryo the line of closure of the genital folds and swellings extending from the anus to the glans of the penis; it is differentiated in the adult into three regions: perineal raphe, scrotal raphe, and penile raphe.
a·no·gen·i·tal ra·phe(ā'nō-jen'i-tăl rā'fē)
In the male embryo, the line of closure of the urogenital folds and labioscrotal swellings extending from the anus to the tip of the penis; it is differentiated in the adult into three regions: perineal raphe, scrotal raphe, and penile raphe.
relating to the region of the anus and the genitalia, especially the external genitalia.
congenital anomaly in which there is a common opening for anus and genital tract, as in a cloaca.
physical distance between anus and the genitalia (base of the genital tubercle in the fetus); used to discriminate between the sexes in the neonates in some species, especially cats and guinea pigs.
see anogenital warts (below).
line of union between the two halves of the perineum.
papillomas transmitted venereally. Caused by the papilloma virus. Esthetically unattractive but generally cause little inconvenience.