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clitoris

 [klit´o-ris]
the small, elongated, erectile body in the female, situated at the anterior angle of the rima pudendi. See also vulva.

clit·o·ris

, pl.

cli·to·ri·des

(klit'ō-ris, -tōr'i-dēz; klī'tō-ris), [TA]
A cylindric, erectile body, rarely exceeding 2 cm in length, situated at the most anterior portion of the vulva and projecting between the branched limbs or laminae of the labia minora, which form its prepuce and frenulum. It consists of a glans, a corpus, and two crura, and is the homologue of the penis in the male, except that it is not perforated by the urethra and does not possess a corpus spongiosum.
[G. kleitoris]

clitoris

(klĭt′ər-ĭs, klĭ-tôr′ĭs, klī′tər-ĭs)
n.
A small erectile body situated at the anterior portion of the vulva and projecting between the branched extremities of the labia minora forming its prepuce and frenulum.

clit′o·ral (-ər-əl) adj.

clitoris

A small, sensitive, nerve-dense knob of anteriorly placed tissue, located between the labia on the upper part of the vagina.

clit·o·ris

, pl. clitorides (klit'ŏr-is, kli-tōr'i-dēz) [TA]
A cylindric, erectile body, rarely exceeding 2 cm in length, situated at the most anterior portion of the vulva and projecting between the branched limbs or laminae of the labia minora, which form its prepuce and frenulum. It consists of a glans, a corpus, and two crura.
[G. kleitoris]

clitoris

The female analogue of the penis. The principle erectile sexual organ in women and the main erogenic centre. It lies under the pubic bone at the front junction of the inner lips (labia minora) and immediately in front of the urethra, to which it is closely applied. The clitoris has a substantial nerve and blood supply. From the Greek kleitoris , little hill.

clitoris

a small, rounded projection on the anterior side of the VULVA in female mammals which is homologous with the PENIS in the male but is smaller and has no urethra. It has an exposed glans of erectile tissue that is richly innervated with sensory endings. During sexual excitement parasympathetic nerve impulses trigger dilation of the arteries serving the clitoris and the increased blood-flow causes swelling. The position of the clitoris usually causes it to be stimulated during sexual intercourse; in humans, if stimulation is sufficiently intense and lengthy, an orgasm will result.
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The researchers said that the thin, folded nature of the skin around the clitoral hood suggests the dolphin clitoris may expand during periods of engorgement and increased sensitivity.
Partner interviews validated primary participant accounts from another perspective, added greater detail to data (Arksey & Knight, 1999), and further illuminated the phenomenon of clitoral stimulation concurrent with PVI (Burnett, 2009).
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Various types of cysts can occur in the clitoral region, including atheroma, dermoid cysts, dysontogenetic cysts, and epidermoid cysts (14).
The patient was diagnosed with clitoral hood enlargement and referred to our department to undergo clitoral hood reduction.
Excessive clitoral skin is refashioned as new labia minora.
This urethra had two portions: a pelvic portion which ventrally accompanies the vaginal tube and clitoral urethra with its ostium opening at the top of the clitoris.
These disorders include urethral thrombosis, pseudoneoplastic lesion, lymphoma, clitoral vein thrombosis, ureteral polyps, malignant melanoma, carcinoma, intestinal heterotype, angiomatous lesions and distal urethral stenosis.[sup.4]-[sup.10] Although the initial medical treatment of urethral caruncle is topical estrogen and anti-inflammatory treatment, we believe that the most effective form of treatment is total excision.
The first comprehensive evaluation of clitoral anatomy was reported by De Graaf in the 17th century, followed by the study of Kobelt in the 19th century.
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