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perineum

perineum, pl. perinea (per´i-ne´um, -ne´a)

1. [NA] The area between the thighs extending from the coccyx to the pubis and lying below the pelvic diaphragm. 2. The external surface of the central tendon of the perineum, lying between the vulva and the anus in the female and the scrotum and the anus in the male. [L. fr. G. perineon, perinaion]
watering-can p. a p. riddled with fistulas resulting from urethral stricture.

 

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