- the male organ of copulation and, in mammals, of urinary excretion.
Origin of penis
Examples from the Web for penis
The Huffington Post wrote, “PSA: That Bulge Is Not Actually Idris Elba's Penis.”Idris Elba’s Battle of the Bulge: Moose Knuckles and Sexist Double Standards
August 11, 2014
Penis pictures are far more prevalent at men-seeking-men websites than at men-seeking-women sites.Skin in Your Inbox
November 5, 2010
Penis: the flexible, membranous, intromittent organ of the male.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Penis rudimentarius causa impotentiae est, sed casus amplificationis post matrimonium habentur.Essays In Pastoral Medicine
Penis short, hairy, finely-ringed, with no projecting point at its dorsal basis.
Penis, with a straight, sharp, short point on the dorsal basis.
Penis at some distance from the female aperture, except in Amphibola and Siphonaria.
- the male organ of copulation in higher vertebrates, also used for urine excretion in many mammals
Word Origin and History for penis
1670s, perhaps from French pénis or directly from Latin penis "penis," earlier "tail," from PIE *pes-/*pesos- "penis" (cf. Sanskrit pasas-, Greek peos, posthe "penis," probably also Old English fæsl "progeny, offspring," Old Norse fösull, German Fasel "young of animals, brood"). The proper plural is penes. The adjective is penial. In psychological writing, penis envy is attested from 1924.
- The male organ of copulation and of urinary excretion, formed by three columns of erectile tissue, two arranged laterally on the dorsum and one medianly below; the extremity is formed by an expansion of the corpus spongiosum, covered by a free fold of skin.
- The male reproductive organ of mammals and some reptiles and birds. In mammals, the penis contains the urethra, which carries urine from the bladder and releases sperm during reproduction.
- A similar organ found in the males of some invertebrate animals.