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per·i·ne·um

 (pĕr′ə-nē′əm)
n. pl. per·i·ne·a (-nē′ə)
1. The portion of the body in the pelvis occupied by urogenital passages and the rectum, bounded in front by the pubic arch, in the back by the coccyx, and laterally by part of the hipbone.
2. The region between the scrotum and the anus in males, and between the posterior vulva junction and the anus in females.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin perinaeon, from Greek perinaion : peri-, peri- + inān, to excrete.]

per′i·ne′al (-nē′əl) adj.
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Adj.1.perineal - of or relating to the perineum; "perineal pains"
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périnéal
perineal

per·i·ne·al

a. perineal, rel. al perineo.
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perineal

adj perineal
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The procedure was performed using the transrectal ultrasound guideline perineally with 2 mL per prostate lobe.
Transducer was placed perineally to image the proximal bulbous urethra.
It is a move that could be seismic to a tight-knit if perennially (and perineally) relaxed community of instructors and their acolytes.