Definition of Perineum

1. Noun. The general region between the anus and the genital organs.

Generic synonyms: Area, Region
Derivative terms: Perineal

Definition of Perineum

1. n. The region which is included within the outlet of the pelvis, and is traversed by the urinogenital canal and the rectum.

Definition of Perineum

1. Noun. (anatomy) Region between the genital area and the anus in both sexes. ¹

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Definition of Perineum

1. a region of the body at the lower end of the trunk [n -NEA] : PERINEAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Perineum

1. The region between the thighs, in the female between the vulva and the anus, in males, between the scrotum and the anus. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Perineum

perinephric abscess
perineural anaesthesia
perineural infiltration
perineuronal satellite
perinuclear cataract
perinuclear space

Literary usage of Perineum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1886)
"(1) The perineum itself unusually deep in autero-posterior direction, or thinner, more delicate in structure, and less elastic than natural. ..."

2. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"Boundaries of the perineum.—The perineum may be said to correspond to the inferior ... In the undissected body the superficial area of the perineum is very ..."

3. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1872)
"ARTICLE I.—The Restoration of the perineum. By J. MATTHEWS DUNCAN, MD THE operation which I now propose to describe has received various names. ..."

4. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1865)
"How the perineum can undergo less risk of being torn by withholding than by giving ... It must be allowed that laceration of the perineum at childbirth is ..."

5. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The Central Tendinous Point of the perineum.—This is a fibrous point in the middle line of the perineum, between the urethra and anus, and about 1.25 cm. in ..."

6. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1862)
"Hence the support of the perineum is not alone for the purpose of allaying irritation and diminishing congestion, but also to counteract too violent ..."

7. Obstetrics, the science and the art by Charles Delucena Meigs (1867)
"and that support is given to assist or enable the perineum ... If this extension does not take place the perineum is torn, because it is suddenly thrust ..."

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