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perineum

Syllabification: per·i·ne·um
Pronunciation: /ˌperəˈnēəm
 
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Definition of perineum in English:

noun

Anatomy
The area between the anus and the scrotum or vulva.
Example sentences
  • The perineal area includes the pubis, vulva, labia, perineum, anus, and adjacent area, including the inner aspects of the upper third of the thighs.
  • Scrub downward over the vulva and perineum beginning over the pubic area and ending in the anal area; discard the sponge after going over the anus.
  • Although you'll have an anaesthetic when the stitching is done, it can add to the bruising of your vaginal area and perineum.

Origin

late Middle English: from late Latin, from Greek perinaion.

Derivatives

perineal

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈnēəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The perineal area includes the pubis, vulva, labia, perineum, anus, and adjacent area, including the inner aspects of the upper third of the thighs.
  • Many people mistakenly believe that the abdominal prep should be done before the perineal prep because the abdomen is considered cleaner than the perineum.
  • It produces bizarre symptoms like bladder irritation, urethral or penile pain, perineal pain, lower abdominal pain and low-grade fevers.

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