Definitions for penisˈpi nɪs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pe•nis*ˈpi nɪs(n.)(pl.)-nis•es, -nes
the male organ of copulation and, in mammals, of urinary excretion.
Category: Anatomy, Zoology
Origin of penis:
1685–95; < L pēnis tail, penis
pe•nileˈpin l, ˈpi naɪl(adj.)
penis, phallus, member(noun)
the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a male sex organ
The male sexual organ for copulation and urination; the tubular portion of the male genitalia (excluding the scrotum).
Origin: From penis, from pes-.
the male member, or organ of generation
Penis is a general term for the organs with which male and hermaphrodite animals introduce sperm into receptive females during copulation. Such organs occur in many animals, both vertebrate and invertebrate, but males do not bear a penis in every animal species, and in those species in which the male does bear a so-called penis, the penes in the various species are not necessarily homologous. For example, the penis of a mammal is at most analogous to the penis of a male insect or barnacle. The term penis applies to many reproductive intromittent organs, but not to all; for example the intromittent organ of most cephalopoda is the hectocotylus, a specialised arm, and male spiders use their pedipalps. In most species of animals in which there is an organ that might reasonably be described as a penis, it has no major function other than intromission, or at least conveying the sperm to the female, but in the placental mammals the penis bears the distal part of the urethra, which discharges both urine during urination and semen during copulation as the occasion requires.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The external reproductive organ of males. It is composed of a mass of erectile tissue enclosed in three cylindrical fibrous compartments. Two of the three compartments, the corpus cavernosa, are placed side-by-side along the upper part of the organ. The third compartment below, the corpus spongiosum, houses the urethra.
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Translations for penis
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the male sexual organ in humans and many animals.
- العُضو الذَّكَري عند الرجُل او الحيوانArabic
- pênisPortuguese (BR)
- der PenisGerman
- penis; lemDanish
- آلت تناسلی جنس مذکرFarsi
- लिंग, शिशनHindi
- alat kelamin jantanIndonesian
- (남성의)페니스, 음경Korean
- penis, vīrieša dzimumloceklisLatvian
- آلت تناسلی جنس مذکرPersian
- دنرجنس اّله، ( غيڼ ) دسړي تناسلي الهPashto
- 陰莖Chinese (Trad.)
- ذکر، نر کا آلۂ تناسلUrdu
- dương vậtVietnamese
- 阴茎Chinese (Simp.)
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