Clitoral: Pertaining to the clitoris, the small elongated erectile body in the female homologous with the penis in the male.
- Clitoral amputation
Clitoral amputation: A surgical procedure in which all or part of the clitoris and sometimes also the labia are removed. Clitoral amputation is a form of female circumcision (female genital mutilation). Also called clitorectomy or clitoridectomy.
Clitorectomy: A surgical procedure in which all or part of the clitoris and sometimes also the labia are removed. Clitorectomy is a form of female circumcision (female genital mutilation). Also called clitoridectomy or clitoral amputation.
Clitoris: A small mass of erectile tissue in the female that is situated at the anterior apex of the vulva, near the meeting of the labia majora (vulvar lips). Like the penis, the clitoris is highly sensitive to stimulation during sex. The clitoris corresponds to the penis in the male.
CLL: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia. See: Leukemia, chronic lymphocytic.
- Cloacal exstrophy
Cloacal exstrophy: A birth defect involving the pelvic area that is termed a malformation sequence and involves the cloaca. A cloaca is a common passageway for feces, urine and reproduction. During human embryogenesis (development), there is for a time a cloaca. The far end of a structure called the hindgut is the cloaca before it […]