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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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This is done by increasing clitoral stimulation for better sexual pleasure and the amplification of the G-spot by injecting collagen to make it more sensitive and large.
Physical examination by our institution's Child Protection Team revealed clitoral hood swelling with subepithelial hemorrhages, a blood blister on the right labia minora, a fissure and subepithelial hemorrhages on the posterior fourchette, and a thin depigmented figure-of-eight lesion around the vulva and anus.
They discovered that the skin under the clitoral hood contains "bundles" of nerves that may increase sensitivity and the potential for pleasure, as has been found in the human clitoris.
Numerous popular texts address clitoral stimulation; however, little empirical research describing specific clitoral stimulation techniques during PVI has preceded this work with few exceptions, such as that of OMGYES and Indiana University (Herbenick, Fu, Arter, Sanders, & Dodge, 2017).
Clitoral reconstruction has numerous surgical (addressing functional complaints), sexual (reduction of sexual distress and dysfunction), and sociocultural, gender and anthropologic implications (mainly identity recovery) (19).
In Malaysia, the most prevalent form of FGM among Muslims is Type I, where midwives or doctors remove the clitoral hood, usually when the girls are still infants or children.
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This finding is as yet incomplete, in the sense that we still don't exactly know how female genitalia work nor can we pinpoint where the nerve endings of the more accurately termed "clitoral complex" begin and end.
This case report is of a 36-year-old woman with a history of type III FGM and a giant clitoral epidermal cyst accompanied by vitiligo lesions.
FGM or 'khatna' is a process involving the removal of skin from the clitoral hood of women of at an age between six and 12.
But there's a great deal more clitoral tissue hidden inside the body; the size of that can be about four inches - the size of a man's un-erect penis.
The clitoris is actually the clitoral "head" tucked beneath (or peeking out of) the clitoral hood.