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Gräfenberg spot

[graf-uh n-burg, gref-]
  1. a patch of tissue in the front wall of the vagina, claimed to be erectile and highly erogenous.
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Origin of Gräfenberg spot

1980–85; after German-born gynecologist Ernst Gräfenberg (1881–1957), who is credited with first descibing it
Also called G spot, G-spot.

G spot

or G-spot

  1. Gräfenberg spot.
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British Dictionary definitions for g-spot


  1. an area in the front wall of the vagina which is alleged to produce an extremely intense orgasm when stimulated
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Word Origin for G-spot

C20: short for Gräfenberg spot, named after Ernst Gräfenberg (1881–1957), German gynaecologist
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Word Origin and History for g-spot

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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