Definitions for penisˈpi nɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pe•nis*ˈpi nɪs(n.)(pl.)-nis•es, -nes

  1. the male organ of copulation and, in mammals, of urinary excretion.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

* (-nēz)..

Origin of penis:

1685–95; < L pēnis tail, penis

pe•nileˈpin l, ˈpi naɪl(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. penis, phallus, member(noun)

    the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. penis(noun)ˈpi nɪs

    a male sex organ

Wiktionary

  1. penis(Noun)

    The male sexual organ for copulation and urination; the tubular portion of the male genitalia (excluding the scrotum).

  2. Origin: From penis, from pes-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Penis(noun)

    the male member, or organ of generation

Freebase

  1. Penis

    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

  1. Penis

    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.

Anagrams of penis

  1. pines

  2. epsin

  3. snipe

  4. spine


Translations for penis

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

penis(noun)

the male sexual organ in humans and many animals.

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