glans

noun

plural glandes ˈglan-ˌdēz How to pronounce glans (audio)
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

Word History

Etymology

Latin gland-, glans, literally, acorn

First Known Use

1650, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of glans was in 1650

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Cite this Entry

“Glans.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glans. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

glans

noun
plural glandes ˈglan-ˌdēz How to pronounce glans (audio)
: a cone-shaped vascular body forming the end of the penis or clitoris

Medical Definition

glans

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