Definition of Glans

1. Noun. A small rounded structure; especially that at the end of the penis or clitoris.

Definition of Glans

1. n. The vascular body which forms the apex of the penis, and the extremity of the clitoris.

Definition of Glans

1. Noun. The vascular body which forms the apex of the penis. ¹

2. Noun. The vascular body which forms the extremity of the clitoris. ¹

3. Noun. The acorn or mast of the oak and similar fruits. ¹

4. Noun. A goiter. ¹

5. Noun. A pessary. ¹

6. Noun. (rare) (plural of glans) ¹

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Definition of Glans

1. the tip of the penis or clitoris [n GLANDES]

Medical Definition of Glans

1. Origin: L. See Gland. 1. The vascular body which forms the apex of the penis, and the extremity of the clitoris. 2. The acorn or mast of the oak and similar fruits. 3. Goiter. A pessary. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glans

glandular lobe of hypophysis
glandular mastitis
glandular plague
glandular substance of prostate
glandular system
glandular tularaemia
glandulopreputial lamella
glanular hypospadias
glanville fritillaries
glanville fritillary
glare filter
glare filters

Literary usage of Glans

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"On the glans and bulb some filaments of the cutaneous nerves have Pacinian bodies connected with them, and, according to Krause, many of them terminate in a ..."

2. The Surgical Diseases of the Genito-urinary Organs by Edward Lawrence Keyes (1905)
"riorly in a conical extremity, over which the glans penis (the terminal expansion of the corpus spongiosum) fits like a cap. ..."

3. The Pathology and treatment of venereal diseases by Freeman Josiah Bumstead (1879)
"The result of this operation is that the prepuce is converted into two flaps—an upper and a lower—with the glans penis between them, and the 4|i|K'r flap ..."

4. A Treatise on the Venereal Disease by John Hunter, Ph. Ricord, Freeman Josiah Bumstead (1859)
"Of Excoriations of the glans and Prepuce. It very often happens that the surface of the glans and inside of the prepuce excoriate, becoming extremely tender ..."

5. The Science and Art of Surgery: Being a Treatise on Surgical Injuries by Marcus Beck (1884)
"When the glans only is attacked, the prospect is better. Bui either case—especially in the former—mutilation of the organ to ;. extent will result. ..."

6. A Biennial Retrospect of Medicine, Surgery and Their Allied Sciences by New Sydenham Society (1875)
"The glans had at its summit a notch representing the urinary meatus ; and its base was united by a bridle of skin to the abnormal opening of the urethra, ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1842)
"The patient being placed in a strong light resting upon a bed of convenient height, and on his, back, our first aim was to transplant the glans upon the ..."

8. The Surgical diseases of the genito-urinary organs including syphilis by Edward Lawrence Keyes (1889)
"There is no vascular communication between the tissue of the corpora cavernosa and that of the glans penis, nor with that of any part of the corpus ..."

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