Definition of Penis

1. Noun. The male organ of copulation ('member' is a euphemism).

Definition of Penis

1. n. The male member, or organ of generation.

Definition of Penis

1. Noun. (anatomy) The male sexual organ for copulation and urination; the tubular portion of the male genitalia (excluding the scrotum). ¹

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Definition of Penis

1. the male organ of copulation [n -NES or -NISES] : PENIAL, PENILE [adj]

Medical Definition of Penis

1. The male organ of copulation and of urinary excretion, comprising a root, body and extremity or glans penis. The root is attached to the descending portions of the pubic bone by the crura, the latter being the extremities of the corpora cavernosa and beneath them the corpus spongiosum, through which the urethra passes. The glans is covered with mucous membrane and ensheathed by the prepuce or foreskin. The penis is homologous with the clitoris in the female. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Penis

penillic acids
peninsular Spanish

Literary usage of Penis

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The integument covering the penis is remarkable for its thinness, ... At the root of the penis the integument is continuous with that upon the pubes and ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"Ossifications in the human penis are not remarkable when we take into consideration the fact that there is no tissue or organ in the body in which it has ..."

3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"penis, extending farther on their upper than on their lower surfaces. At the summit of the glans is the slit-like vertical external urethra! orifice. ..."

4. Anomalies and curiosities of medicine by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle (1901)
"The penis was seven inches in circumference around the glans, ... On examination the penis was found swollen, and on drawing back the foreskin a small jet ..."

5. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1901)
"The end of the penis was covered over entirely, a slit being made in the long anterior ... Union occurred per primam in the penis and inguinal incisions. ..."

6. The Science and Art of Surgery: Being a Treatise on Surgical Injuries by John Eric Erichsen, Marcus Beck (1884)
"DISEASES OP THE penis. Complete arrest of the Development of the Male ... 22, in whom the penis and scrotum were perfectly formed, but not larger than the ..."

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