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penis

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noun pe·nis \ˈpē-nəs\

Simple Definition of penis

  • : the part of the body of men and male animals that is used for sex and through which urine leaves the body

Full Definition of penis

plural pe·nis·es also pe·nes play \ˈpē-(ˌ)nēz\

  1. :  a male erectile organ of copulation by which urine and semen are discharged from the body and that develops from the same embryonic mass of tissue as the clitoris

Origin of penis

Latin, penis, tail; akin to Old High German faselt penis, Greek peos


First Known Use: 1668

Rhymes with penis


PENIS Defined for Kids

penis

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noun pe·nis \ˈpē-nəs\

Definition of penis

plural pe·nis·es also pe·nes \-ˌnēz\

  1. :  a male organ in mammals through which urine and sperm leave the body




Medical Dictionary

penis

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noun pe·nis \ˈpē-nəs\

Medical Definition of penis

plural pe·nes \ˈpē-(ˌ)nēz\play or pe·nis·es

  1. :  the male copulatory organ of a higher vertebrate animal that in mammals including humans usually functions as the channel by which urine leaves the body and is typically a cylindrical organ that is suspended from the pubic arch, contains a pair of large lateral corpora cavernosa and a smaller ventromedial corpus cavernosum containing the urethra, and has a terminal glans enclosing the ends of the corpora cavernosa, covered by mucous membrane, and sheathed by a foreskin continuous with the skin covering the body of the organ



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Learn More about penis

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "penis" Spanish Central: Translation of "penis" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "penis"


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