noun, plural pe·nis·es, pe·nes [pee-neez] /ˈpi niz/. Anatomy, Zoology.
Origin of penis
Examples from the Web for penial
Certain fish have penial organs; they can then realize true copulation; thus dog-fish, bounce, sharks, sea-hinds (biches).The Natural Philosophy of Love|Remy de Gourmont
British Dictionary definitions for penial
noun plural -nises or -nes (-niːz)
Word Origin for penis
Word Origin and History for penial
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.