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Gräfenberg spot

[graf-uh n-burg, gref-] /ˈgræf ənˌbɜrg, ˈgrɛf-/
a patch of tissue in the front wall of the vagina, claimed to be erectile and highly erogenous.
Also called G spot, G-spot.
Origin of Gräfenberg spot
1980-85; after German-born gynecologist Ernst Gräfenberg (1881-1957), who is credited with first descibing it

G spot

or G-spot

noun Unabridged
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an area in the front wall of the vagina which is alleged to produce an extremely intense orgasm when stimulated
Word Origin
C20: short for Gräfenberg spot, named after Ernst Gräfenberg (1881–1957), German gynaecologist
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g spot


also g-spot, 1981, short for Gräfenberg spot, named for German gynecologist Ernst Gräfenberg (1881-1957), who described it in 1950.

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