Erection



[ih-rek-shuh n] /ɪˈrɛk ʃən/

noun
1.
the act of .
2.
the state of being .
3.
something , as a building or other structure.
4.
Physiology. a distended and rigid state of an organ or part containing erectile tissue, especially of the penis or the clitoris.
/ɪˈrɛkʃən/
noun
1.
the act of erecting or the state of being erected
2.
something that has been erected; a building or construction
3.
(physiol) the enlarged state or condition of erectile tissues or organs, esp the penis, when filled with blood
4.
an erect penis
n.

mid-15c., “establishment; advancement,” from Late Latin erectionem (nominative erectio), noun of action from past participle stem of erigere (see erect (adj.)). Meaning “the putting up” (of a building, etc.), “stiffening of the penis” are both from 1590s.

erection e·rec·tion (ĭ-rěk’shən)
n.

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