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clitoris

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n clitoris a female sexual organ homologous to the penis
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Clitoris (Anat) A small organ at the upper part of the vulva in females, homologous to the penis in the male.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n clitoris An erectile organ of the female of most mammals, including the human species, and of sundry birds, as the ostrich, differing from the penis of the male chiefly in its smaller size and usually imperforate state, being as a rule not perforated or grooved by a urethra, though it is so in some animals, as lemurs. It is usually small and concealed in the normal state of the parts, as in the human female; sometimes large, pendent externally, and difficult to distinguish from a penis, as in spider-monkeys (Atcles).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Clitoris klī′tō-ris a homologue of the penis present, as a rudimentary organ, in the female of many higher vertebrates
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Quotations

  • Sigmund Freud
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    “The only bodily organ which is really regarded as inferior is the atrophied penis, a girl's clitoris.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. kleitori`s, fr. klei`ein to shut up. It is concealed by the labia pudendi,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.

Usage

In literature:

There are a few instances recorded of bifid clitoris, and Arnaud cites the history of a woman who had a double clitoris.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
These are the "glans penis" in the male and the "clitoris" in the female.
"Sane Sex Life and Sane Sex Living" by H.W. Long
Hips, normal; nates, small; labia minora, large; and clitoris, deeply hooded.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Her clitoris was standing out and had a queer shape; it was like a turtle's penis.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
The Clitoris and Its Functions.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
The chief erogenous zone in the female child is the clitoris, which is homologous to the male penis.
"Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex" by Sigmund Freud
A hooded clitoris also may have something to do with the immoral life of some girls.
"Herself" by E. B. Lowry
The external sex organs of the female are: the vulva, hymen, and clitoris.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
Dr. Sayre examined her, and found the prepuce adherent the whole extent of the clitoris.
"History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present" by Peter Charles Remondino
The clitoris of woman corresponds to the penis of man, the labia majora to the scrotum, etc.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
I had a grope, tickled her clitoris, got my mouth on to her belly, my lips outside her cunt, we fucked, and again she went to her cow's teats.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
A corresponding abnormality of the clitoris is sometimes found in baby girls.
"Sex-education" by Maurice Alpheus Bigelow
Perfect women carry a rudimentary penis in their clitoris.
"A Problem in Modern Ethics" by John Addington Symonds
Clitoris, removal of, 488.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
The body is called the clitoris.
"Fruits of Philosophy" by Charles Knowlton
The ticking of the clock may be compared to the throbbing of the clitoris during sexual excitement.
"A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis" by Sigmund Freud
Cysts and painful carunculae may occur on the clitoris.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7" by Various
It is located about an inch below the Clitoris and is just above the Vaginal Orifice.
"Private Sex Advice to Women" by R. B. Armitage
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In news:

The effects on sexual function of surgical removal of parts of the clitoris are unknown.
The clitoris is the only part of the human body that exists solely for pleasure.
Almost Everything You'll Ever Need To Know About The Clitoris .
Female circumcision, or female genital mutilation (FGM), as it is also known, involves removing part or the entire clitoris.
One day, when Sila Folow was an 8-year-old girl living in Mali, four elderly women held her down on the dirt floor of an outhouse and, in keeping with local tradition, used a sharp blade to cut out her clitoris and most of her labia.
Multiple orgasms are orgasms in their own right, requiring continuous stimulation (usually of the clitoris).
The clitoris is how most women experience orgasms because that's the most obvious source of nerve endings for orgasm ...
It works by engorging the clitoris with blood.
N 1557, a Venetian anatomist named Mateo Renaldo Colombo "discovered" the clitoris.
The stroke is a key aspect of the practice known as "orgasmic meditation" (or OM), which is designed to help people tap into sensual energy through stimulation of the clitoris.
A new study may explain why: The sensation from the nipples travels to the same part of the brain as sensations from the vagina, clitoris and cervix.
The way he giggles through the word "clitoris" is almost as hilarious as his mashup mythos of Mormonism and "Star Wars".
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