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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: klit′ō-ris, -tōr′i-dēz; klī′tō-ris

Definition: A cylindric, erectile body, rarely exceeding 2 cm in length, situated at the most anterior portion of the vulva and projecting between the branched limbs or laminae of the labia minora, which form its prepuce and frenulum. It consists of a glans, a corpus, and two crura, and is the homologue of the penis in the male, except that it is not perforated by the urethra and does not possess a corpus spongiosum.

[G. kleitoris]