Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The male organ of copulation in higher vertebrates. In mammals, it also serves as the male organ of urinary excretion.
  • noun Any of various copulatory organs in males of lower animals.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The male organ of copulation; the intromittent or copulatory organ of the male sex of any animal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anat.) The erectile external sexual organ of males, used in copulation, and in mammals, also for urination.

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  • noun anatomy The male sexual organ for copulation and urination; the tubular portion of the male genitalia (excluding the scrotum).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin pēnis; see pes- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin pēnis ("tail, penis"), from Proto-Indo-European *pes-. Displaced native English pintle.

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    September 2, 2009

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    – Joe Orton, The Orton Diaries, ed. John Lahr (London: Methuen, 1986), 176.

    September 2, 2009

  • Thus saith Wikipedia:"The penis in males is also erect in the anatomical position, hence the dorsal surface of the penis is actually anterior in the flaccid state."

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    March 2, 2011

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    January 2, 2012