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clitoris

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

Simple Definition of clitoris

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

Full Definition of clitoris

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

  1. :  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 play \ˈkli-tə-rəl\ also cli·tor·ic play \kli-ˈtȯr-ik, -ˈtär-\ adjective

Origin of clitoris

New Latin, from Greek kleitoris


First Known Use: 1615


Medical Dictionary

clitoris

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noun cli·to·ris \ˈklit-ə-rəs, kli-ˈtȯr-əs\

Medical Definition of clitoris

plural cli·to·ri·des \kli-ˈtȯr-ə-ˌdēz\play

  1. :  a small erectile organ at the anterior or ventral part of the vulva homologous to the penis

  2. cli·to·ral \ˈklit-ə-rəl\play also cli·tor·ic \kli-ˈtȯr-ik, -ˈtär-\play adjective



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