• WordNet 3.6
    • n perineum the general region between the anus and the genital organs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Perineum (Anat) The region which is included within the outlet of the pelvis, and is traversed by the urinogenital canal and the rectum.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n perineum The region of the body between the thighs, extending from the anus to the fourchette in the female, or to the scrotum in the male. In this, the usual surgical and obstetrical sense of the word, the term may include, in the female, all the deeper parts between the posterior wall of the vagina and the anterior wall of the rectum, or it may be more particularly applied to the superficial parts, the deeper parts receiving the name of perineal body.
    • n perineum The region included by the outlet of the pelvis, extending from the apex of the subpubic arch in front to the tip of the coccyx behind, and bounded laterally by the conjoined pubic and ischiatic rami, the tuberosities of the ischia, and the great sacrosciatic ligaments. It is occupied by the termination of the rectum, the urethra, the root of the penis in the male, or the termination of the vagina, the vulva, and the clitoris in the female, together with their muscles, fasciæ, vessels, and nerves. In this sense, the division in front of the anus is termed the urethral part, or the true perineum, and the posterior division, including the anus, is termed the anal part, ischiorectal region, or the false perineum.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Perineum per-i-nē′um the lower part of the body between the genital organs and the rectum
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

The mother suffered a deep laceration of the perineum involving an inch of the wall of the rectum.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The perineum, like a flageolet.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
The perineum, like a flageolet.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book IV." by Francois Rabelais
Cellulitis of the scalp, orbit, neck, pelvis, and perineum will be considered with the diseases of these regions.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
An operation by division of the perineum.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
As the head presses hard against the perineum it tears it.
"Herself" by E. B. Lowry
Probably the most striking passage in her book is that with regard to a torn perineum and its repair.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
Complete retention of urine for two days; slight redness and marked oedema of penis, scrotum, and perineum.
"History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present" by Peter Charles Remondino
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
This is necessary to prevent rupture of perineum.
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still

In news:

Hargrove Taint Misbehavin': Madison Man Alleges Mapco Express Toilet Poked His Perineum .
Hargrove Taint Misbehavin': Madison Man Alleges Mapco Express Toilet Poked His Perineum.