perineum

noun per·i·ne·um \ ˌper-ə-ˈnē-əm \

Definition of perineum

plural -nea play \ˌper-ə-ˈnē-ə\
: an area between the thighs that marks the approximate lower boundary of the pelvis and is occupied by the urinary and genital ducts and rectum; also : the area between the anus and the posterior part of the external genitalia

perineal

play \ˌper-ə-ˈnē-əl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology 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


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perineum

noun per·i·ne·um
variants: also perinaeum play \ˌper-ə-ˈnē-əm\

medical Definition of perineum

plural -nea also perinaea play \-ˈnē-ə\
: 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

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