glans

[ glanz ]
/ glænz /

noun, plural glan·des [glan-deez]. /ˈglæn diz/. Anatomy.

the head of the penis (glans penis ) or of the clitoris (glans clitoris ).

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Origin of glans

1640–50; <Latin glāns literally, acorn, beechmast; akin to Greek bálanos
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British Dictionary definitions for glans

glans
/ (ɡlænz) /

noun plural glandes (ˈɡlændiːz)

anatomy any small rounded body or glandlike mass, such as the head of the penis (glans penis)

Word Origin for glans

C17: from Latin: acorn; see gland 1
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Medical definitions for glans

glans
[ glănz ]

n. pl. glan•des (glăndēz)

A conical vascular body forming the distal end of the penis.
A conical vascular body forming the distal end of the clitoris.
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