perineum
noun (plural perinea) Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin perinaion, from Greek, from peri- + inan to empty out; perhaps akin to Sanskrit iṣṇāti he sets in motion Date: 15th century an area of tissue that marks externally the approximate boundary of the outlet of the pelvis and gives passage to the urinogenital ducts and rectum; also the area between the anus and the posterior part of the external genitalia • perineal adjective

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  • perineum — region of the body between the anus and the genital organs, 1630s, from M.L. perinaeon, L.L. perineum (c.440), from Gk. perinaion, perinaios, from peri near (see PERI (Cf. peri )) + inan to carry off by evacuation, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • Perineum — Per i*ne um, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, ?.] (Anat.) The region which is included within the outlet of the pelvis, and is traversed by the urinogenital canal and the rectum. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Perineum — Pe|ri|ne|um das; s, Plur. ...nea u. ...neen <über nlat. perineum aus gr. períneon »Raum zwischen After u. Wurzel des männlichen Glieds«> Damm, Weichteilbrücke zwischen After u. äußeren Geschlechtsteilen (Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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