Perineum



[per-uh-nee-uh m] /ˌpɛr əˈni əm/

noun, plural perinea
[per-uh-nee-uh] /ˌpɛr əˈni ə/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
1.
the area in front of the anus extending to the fourchette of the vulva in the female and to the scrotum in the male.
2.
the diamond-shaped area corresponding to the outlet of the pelvis, containing the anus and vulva or the roots of the penis.
/ˌpɛrɪˈniːəm/
noun (pl) -nea (-ˈniːə)
1.
the region of the body between the anus and the genital organs, including some of the underlying structures
2.
the nearly diamond-shaped surface of the human trunk between the thighs
n.

“region of the body between the anus and the genital organs” (jocularly called a taint), early 15c., from Medieval Latin perinaeon, Late Latin perineum, from Greek perinaion, perinaios, from peri- “near” (see peri-) + inan “to carry off by evacuation,” of unknown origin.

perineum per·i·ne·um (pěr’ə-nē’əm)
n. pl. per·i·ne·a (-nē’ə)

per’i·ne’al (-nē’əl) adj.
perineum
(pěr’ə-nē’əm)
Plural perinea
The region between the scrotum and the anus in males, and between the posterior vulva and the anus in females.

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