Ithyphallus

Ithy·phal·lus

Definition of Ithyphallus

  1. taxonomic synonym of phallus

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Origin and Etymology of ithyphallus

New Latin, from Greek ithyphallos phallus, erect penis, from ithys straight + phallos penis; akin to Sanskrit sādhati he comes to his goal — more at blow


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