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 (klĭt′ər-ĭs, klĭ-tôr′ĭs, klī′tər-ĭs)
A small erectile body situated at the anterior portion of the vulva and projecting between the branched extremities of the labia minora forming its prepuce and frenulum.

[New Latin clītoris, from Greek kleitoris; see klei- in Indo-European roots.]

clit′o·ral (-ər-əl) adj.
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Adj.1.clitoral - of or relating to the clitoris


[ˈklɪtərəl] ADJdel clítoris


[ˈklɪtərəl] adjclitoridien(ne)
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PHILADELPHIA -- Women who underwent feminizing genitoplasty had clitoral sensory impairment in a pilot review of six patients.
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Circumcision for men, like clitoral excision in females, constitutes sexual mutilation and should be forbidden," Rael said.
This isn't so; women need clitoral stimulation to achieve orgasm.
Testosterone was no better than plain petrolatum and was associated with masculinizing side effects such as increased facial hair, clitoral hypertrophy, and deepening of the voice.
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Marci Bowers, is not only performing restorative clitoral surgery on four such victims today in San Francisco, but is also training other doctors to perform the procedure developed by French surgeon Dr.
Most women experience orgasm through clitoral stimulation rather than through vaginal penetration.
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