- the head of the penis (glans penis) or of the clitoris (glans clitoris).
Origin of glans
Examples from the Web for glans
Historical Examples of glans
The prepuce is often too narrow so that it cannot be withdrawn behind the glans.The Sexual Question
The glans is covered and the prepuce is lined by mucous membrane.The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction
Winfield S. Hall
And then those dreams Glans face became serious for a moment.
Hes a kind of cousin of Glans father, dearies, observed Aunt Janet.
You ought to be ashamed of yourself, she said, shaking her head at Glans father.
- anatomy any small rounded body or glandlike mass, such as the head of the penis (glans penis)
Word Origin for glans
1640s, from Latin glans "acorn" (see gland).
- A conical vascular body forming the distal end of the penis.
- A conical vascular body forming the distal end of the clitoris.