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perineum

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noun per·i·ne·um \ˌper-ə-ˈnē-əm\

Definition of perineum

plural -nea \-ˈnē-ə\

  1. :  an area of tissue that marks externally the approximate boundary of the outlet of the pelvis and gives passage to the urinogenital ducts and rectum; also :  the area between the anus and the posterior part of the external genitalia

per·i·ne·al play \-ˈnē-əl\ adjective


Origin of perineum

Middle English, from Late Latin perinaion, from Greek, from peri- + inan to empty out; perhaps akin to Sanskrit iṣṇāti he sets in motion


First Known Use: 15th century


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perineum

noun per·i·ne·um

Medical Definition of perineum

plural -nea also per·i·naea \-ˈnē-ə\play

  1. :  an area of tissue that marks externally the approximate boundary of the pelvic outlet and gives passage to the urogenital ducts and rectum; also :  the area between the anus and the posterior part of the external genitalia especially in the female



Variants of perineum

also per·i·nae·um \ˌper-ə-ˈnē-əm\play

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