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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
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
The pudendal nerves supply the penis and the clitoris, as well other areas of the genital skin and musculature (Martin-Alguacil, Schober, Sengelaub, Pfaff, & Shelley, 2008).
For most women, gently rubbing the clitoris causes pleasure.
Following FGM, epidermoid cysts are mainly seen in the clitoris, labia majora, and labia minora, at various rates according to the type of circumcision (1, 8, 21, 22).
In some parts of the world women are even mutilated with the specific purpose of having her clitoris removed.
The average clitoris is a fifth of an inch long and just over a 10th of an inch wide.
s3xual decreased response and pleasure occur because the clitoris is likely to be less sensitive than in earlier years, possibly due to reduced estrogen levels and changes in the vascular and nervous systems.
The fetal clitoris is a hyper-echoic structure that bulges out of the buttocks, high up in the perineum.
When we say the word "clitoris," grade-schoolish giggles are soon to follow.
CLITORIS: This is the bump that sits just inside the top of the labia majora.
Type I: Also known as clitoridectomy, this type consists of partial or total removal of the clitoris and/or its hood.
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. The labia majora stays normal.