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clit·o·ris

 (klĭt′ər-ĭs, klĭ-tôr′ĭs, klī′tər-ĭs)
n.
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.

clitoris

(ˈklɪtərɪs; ˈklaɪ-)
n
(Anatomy) a part of the female genitalia consisting of a small elongated highly sensitive erectile organ at the front of the vulva: homologous with the penis
[C17: from New Latin, from Greek kleitoris; related to Greek kleiein to close]
ˈclitoral, ˈclitoric adj

clit•o•ris

(ˈklɪt ər ɪs, klɪˈtɔr ɪs, -ˈtoʊr-)

n., pl. clit•o•ris•es, cli•to•ri•des (klɪˈtɔr ɪˌdiz, -ˈtoʊr-)
the small erectile organ of the vulva.
[1605–15; < Greek kleitorís, akin to kleíein to shut]
clit′o•ral, cli•tor′ic (-ˈtɔr ɪk, -ˈtɒr-) clit`o•rid′e•an (-əˈrɪd i ən) adj.

clit·o·ris

(klĭt′ər-ĭs, klĭ-tôr′ĭs)
A sensitive external organ of the reproductive system in female mammals and some other animals that is capable of becoming erect. It is located above or in front of the urethra.

clitoris

An erectile, pea-sized organ above the opening of the vagina. It is highly sensitive and is involved in female sexual response.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clitoris - a female sexual organ homologous to the penisclitoris - a female sexual organ homologous to the penis
glans clitoridis - small mass of erectile tissue at the end of the body of the clitoris
vulva - external parts of the female genitalia
erectile organ - an organ containing erectile tissue
foreskin, prepuce - a fold of skin covering the tip of the clitoris
Translations
عُضْو المَرأه التَّناسُلي
poštěváčekklitoris
klitoris
häpykieliklitoris
csikló
snípur
cristalandica
varputėklitoris
klitors, kuteklis
klitoris
bızırklitoris

clitoris

[ˈklɪtərɪs] Nclítoris m

clitoris

[ˈklɪtərɪs] nclitoris m

clitoris

nKlitoris f, → Kitzler m

clitoris

[ˈklɪtərɪs] nclitoride m or f

clitoris

(ˈklitəris) noun
female genital organ.

clit·o·ris

n. clítoris, pequeña protuberancia situada en la parte anterior de la vulva.

clitoris

n clítoris m
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Hostaguden is another form of excision, where the vagina opening is narrowed through the use of a covering seal by cutting and repositioning the inner labia with or without cutting the clitoris.
Fox further said, "Lovers tend to focus on a woman's clitoris and vagina; with all good intentions, they can get so side-tracked by concentrating on a lady's 'downstairs area' that they don't realise they could also bring her great pleasure by taking a small step upstairs and giving the mons pubis some attention too.
But the clitoris is still remarkably invisible in heterosexual popular culture.
The notion of an epic poem about the clitoris dovetails with another of Hall's themes, the juxtaposition of big and little, as demonstrated in her third chapter heading: "The Clitoris is Small Except When It Is Not.
The sole purpose of a woman's clitoris is to provide pleasure, and that's it.
Cada grupo tiene sus tecnicas y sus variaciones en la operacion: algunos "cauterizan" el clitoris con fuego, otros frotan una especie de ortiga sobre los organos sexuales para destruir las terminaciones nerviosas; unos restanan la sangre con compresas de leche, hierbas y miel, mientras que otros utilizan excrementos de animales o cenizas.
Cavia porcellus, guinea pig, penile clitoris, sexual differentiation, reproductive tract.
2 The clitoris is the only organ designed purely for pleasure and no other reason.
Mother noticed prominent clitoris at birth which was gradually increasing in size.
Little Oranye Chimweokwu Sayne was brought to Max Super Speciality Hospital, Shalimar Bagh recently where she was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia whereby the body does not produce the vital 21- hydroxylase enzyme leading to enlargement of the clitoris.
I've always loved my vulva--and by "vulva" I mean my clitoris, my inner and outer lips, and my vaginal opening.
Nonetheless, in the 1950s FGM/C, as excision of the hood (prepuce), of the clitoris was practiced in the United States under what was called "Love Surgery".