glans

noun
\ ˈglanz How to pronounce glans (audio) \
plural glandes\ ˈglan-​ˌdēz How to pronounce glans (audio) \

Definition of glans

1 or glans penis : the rounded, highly innervated body forming the extremity of the penis
2 or glans clitoris : the conical, highly innervated body forming the external extremity of the clitoris

First Known Use of glans

1650, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for glans

Latin gland-, glans, literally, acorn

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“Glans.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glans. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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glans

noun
\ ˈglanz How to pronounce glans (audio) \
plural glandes\ ˈglan-​ˌdēz How to pronounce glans (audio) \

Medical Definition of glans

1 or glans penis : the rounded, highly innervated body that forms the extremity of the penis
2 or glans clitoris : the conical, highly innervated body that forms the external extremity of the clitoris

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