noun cli·to·ris \ˈkli-tə-rəs, kli-ˈtr-əs\

: a female sexual organ that is small, sensitive, and located on the outside of the body in front of the opening of the vagina

plural cli·to·ris·es also cli·to·ri·des \kli-ˈtr-ə-ˌdēz\

Full Definition of CLITORIS

:  a small erectile female organ located within the anterior junction of the labia minora that develops from the same embryonic mass of tissue as the penis and is responsive to sexual stimulation
cli·to·ral \ˈkli-tə-rəl\ also cli·tor·ic \kli-ˈtr-ik, -ˈtär-\ adjective

Origin of CLITORIS

New Latin, from Greek kleitoris
First Known Use: 1615

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral
Medical Dictionary


noun cli·to·ris \ˈklit-ə-rəs, kli-ˈtr-əs\
plural cli·to·ri·des \kli-ˈtr-ə-ˌdēz\

Medical Definition of CLITORIS

:  a small erectile organ at the anterior or ventral part of the vulva homologous to the penis
cli·to·ral \ˈklit-ə-rəl\ also cli·tor·ic \kli-ˈtr-ik, -ˈtär-\ adjective

Illustration of CLITORIS


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