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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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Rather, this is the derelict space through which a woman remains clitorally anorgasmic, linguistically unable to describe her genitals, and perceptually unable to recognize a visible or palpable lesion.
Regional cerebral blood flow changes associated with clitorally induced orgasm in healthy women.
36) In a far more influential finding, however, they identified female sexual response as clitorally, not vaginally, triggered, disproving Freud's theories of the vaginal orgasm while indicating the degree to which conventional heterosexual technique denied women the stimulation they needed to achieve sexual climax.