- clitoris (n.)
- "erectile organ of female mammals," 1610s, coined in Modern Latin from Late Greek kleitoris, a diminutive, but the exact sense intended by the coiners is uncertain. Perhaps from Greek kleiein "to sheathe," also "to shut," in reference to its being covered by the labia minora. The related Greek noun form kleis has a second meaning of "a key, a latch or hook (to close a door);" see close (v.), and compare slot (n.2).
Alternatively, perhaps related to Greek kleitys, a variant of klitys "side of a hill," itself related to klinein "to slope," from the same root as climax (see lean (v.)), and with a sense of "little hill." Some ancient medical sources give a supposed Greek verb kleitoriazein "to touch or titillate lasciviously, to tickle" (compare German slang der Kitzler "clitoris," literally "the tickler"), but the verb is likely from the anatomy in this case.
The anatomist Mateo Renaldo Colombo (1516-1559), professor at Padua, claimed to have discovered it ("De re anatomica," 1559, p. 243). He called it amor Veneris, vel dulcedo "the love or sweetness of Venus." It had been known earlier to women.
- 1. Externally visible under this foreskin is the glans of the clitoris.
- 2. Self stimulation of the clitoris is a legitimate way of achieving orgasm.
- 3. Different women by the touch of clitoris sometimes feel very different.
- 4. The sexually undifferentiated tissue in an embryo that becomes penis or clitoris.
- 交接器原基胚胎中无差别的性组织,它会成长为阴茎或''.'阴蒂'. ''.
- 5. And expect them not to know what a woman's clitoris is.
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