Clitoral glans

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Definition

noun

(anatomy) The conical vascular body that forms the head of the clitoris


Supplement

In humans, the clitoral glans is the conical vascular body that forms the head of the clitoris. It is the external part and is covered by the clitoral hood. The clitoral hood is attached to the labia minora.

The clitoral glans is attached to the frenulum clitoridis and clitoral body. It is highly innervated and often the size and shape of a pea. It is estimated to have about 8,000 or more sensory nerve endings.1 These nerve endings are involved in arousal, in which at that time, the glans becomes filled with blood. Whether the tissue that makes up the clitoral glans is erectile or non-erectile remains a matter of debate.

The clitoral glans of adult female usually has a width less than 1 cm but with an average length of 1.5 to 2 cm. No correlation is found between the size of the clitoral glans and the age, height, weight, or post-menopausal of a woman. Nevertheless, there were reports that women who gave birth might have larger clitoral measurements. 1


Synonym(s):

  • glans clitoridis
  • clithead

See also:


Reference(s):
1 Clitoris. Retrieved from [[1]].
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