clitoris

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

Definition of clitoris

plural clitorises also clitorides play \kli-ˈtȯr-ə-ˌdēz\
: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

clitoral

play \ˈkli-tə-rəl\ or less commonly clitoric play \kli-ˈtȯr-ik, -ˈtär-\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of clitoris

New Latin, from Greek kleitoris


CLITORIS Defined for English Language Learners

clitoris

noun

Definition of clitoris for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

clitoris

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

medical Definition of clitoris

plural clitorises also clitorides play \kli-ˈtȯr-ə-ˌdēz\
: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

clitoral

play \ˈklit-ə-rəl\ also clitoric play \kli-ˈtȯr-ik, -ˈtär-\ adjective

Illustration of clitoris



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