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(jen-i-tā'lē-ă), [TA] This word is grammatically plural.
The organs of reproduction or generation, external and internal.
[L. neut. pl. of genitalis, genital]


The reproductive organs, especially the external reproductive organs and associated structures in humans and other mammals.


Etymology: L, genitalis
the sex, or reproductive, organs visible on the outside of the body. In the female they include the vulva, mons pubis, labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, and vaginal vestibule. The male genitals include the penis, scrotum, and testicles. Also called genitalia. genital, adj.


A commonly used lay term for the external male and female genitalia.


(jen'i-tā'lē-ă) [TA]
The organs of reproduction or generation, external and internal.
Synonym(s): genitals.
[L. neut. pl. of genitalis, genital]


, genitals (jen-i-tal'e-a) (jen'i-tals)
Organs of generation; reproductive organs.

ambiguous genitalia

External reproductive organs that are not easily identified as male or female.
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FEMALE GENITAL ORGANS: Sagittal section showing organs within the pelvic cavity

female genitalia

Reproductive organs of the female sex. The external genitalia collectively are termed the vulva or pudendum and include the mons veneris, labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, fourchet, fossa navicularis, vestibule, vestibular bulb, Skene's glands, glands of Bartholin, hymen and vaginal introitus, and perineum. The internal genitalia are the two ovaries, two fallopian tubes, uterus, and vagina.
See: illustration
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MALE GENITAL ORGANS: Midsagittal section of male reproductive structures shown through the pelvic cavity

male genitalia

Reproductive organs of the male sex, including two bulbourethral (Cowper's) glands, two ejaculatory ducts, two glands producing spermatozoa (the testes or gonads), the penis with urethra, two seminal ducts (vasa deferentes or ducti deferentes), two seminal vesicles, two spermatic cords, the scrotum, and the prostate gland.
See: illustration; penis; prostate

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References in periodicals archive ?
Among butterflies of the Erebia genus, the spines and teeth on the male's genitalic valves do not seem to do anything practical, like gripping, but they do brush against the female's abdomen during copulation.
The female raises her ovipositor and everts her aculeus from the eversible membrane and the male grasps it with his genitalic surstyli.
Copulatory courtship and genitalic mechanics of three species of Macrodactylus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae Melolonthinae).
6 mm) distinguished from other congeners with a creamy, serrated and triangular folium on the opisthosoma by a combination of the following genitalic characters: Distomedial sclerite (DMS) hook-shaped, elongate and with a conical distobasal process (Figs.
Schlee (1969a, 1969b) based on external morphology and male genitalic characters considered two sister groups within Sternorrhyncha: Psylloidea + Aleyrodoidea (Psylliformes), and Aphidoidea + Coccoidea (Aphidiformes).
This finding by itself does not preclude rapid genitalic evolution, as one might hypothesize rapid, divergent genitalic evolution early in the history of a species, followed by subsequent stasis (e.
Such structural specificity in genitalic structures is commonplace in insects and usually explained in terms of sexual selection.
This key is preliminary because the diagnostic reliability of coloration in Copicerus has not yet been verified by genitalic dissections (only the genitalia of C.