pudendal nerve


A nerve that is formed by fibers from the second, third, and fourth sacral nerves, passes through the greater sciatic foramen, and accompanies the internal pudendal artery to terminate as the dorsal nerve of the penis or of the clitoris.

Nearby words

  1. puddling,
  2. puddock,
  3. pudency,
  4. pudendal artery,
  5. pudendal canal,
  6. pudendum,
  7. pudeur,
  8. pudge,
  9. pudgy,
  10. pudic

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