Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Easily ashamed, having a strong sense of shame; modest, chaste.
  • adj. Pertaining to the pudendum or external genital organs; pudendal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the external organs of generation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In anatomy, pudendal.
  • Internal, a large and surgically very important branch of the anterior trunk of the internal iliac artery, the principal source of the blood-supply of the external genitals. It leaves the pelvis by the greater sciatic foramen, winds around the ischiac spine, reënters the pelvis by the lesser sciatic foramen, courses along the inner side of the rami of the ischium and pubis, gives off inferior hemorrhoidal and superficial and transverse perineal branches, and divides into three penial arteries — of the bulb and cavernous body and dorsum of the penis.
  • Internal, a vein corresponding to the internal pudicartery, except that it does not receive the blood from the dorsal vein of the penis.

Etymologies

From French pudique, from Latin pudīcus, from pudet ("it shames"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A Whiggish clique, unable to harm her in any other way, banded together to damn the play and so endeavoured to raise a pudic hubbub, that happily proved quite ineffective.

    A Memoir of Mrs. Behn

  • Most often he does not recognize and therefore isolates the pudic and hidden side of life, together with the poetry it contains.

    Balzac

  • It is introduced into the esophagus or larynx to remove foreign bodies or introduce medication. pudic

    Surgical Anatomy

  • On either side of the anus, in the ischio-rectal space, D D, Fig. 1, Plate 51, is found a considerable quantity of granular adipose tissue, traversed by the inferior haemorrhoidal arteries and nerves-branches of the pudic artery and nerve.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The deep perinaeal fascia (triangular ligament) encloses between its two layers, C E, on either side of the urethra, the pudic artery, the artery of the bulb, Cowper's glands, and some muscular fibres occasionally to be met with, to which the name "Compressor urethrae" has been assigned.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The pudic artery and vein wind around the spine, E, of the ischium, where they are joined by the pudic nerve, derived from, T, the sacral plexus.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The prostate is separated from the pudic artery by the levator ani muscle, and from the artery of the bulb, by the deep perinaeal fascia and the muscular fibres enclosed between its two layers.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • Along the surface of this interval, the superficial perinaeal artery and nerve are seen to pass forwards; and deep in it, beneath these, may also be observed, L, the artery of the bulb, arising from the pudic, and crossing inwards, under cover of the anterior layer of the membrane named the deep perinaeal fascia.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • If the superficial lateral incision C, Fig. 1, be made too deeply at its forepart, the artery of the bulb, even when in its usual place, will be wounded; and if the deep lateral incision D be carried too far outwards, the trunk of the pudic artery will be severed.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The incision, if made in due reference to the relative situation of the parts above noticed, will leave them untouched; but when the pudic artery, or some one of its branches, deviates from its ordinary course and crosses the line of incision, a serious haemorrhage will ensue, despite the anatomical knowledge of the most experienced operator.

    Surgical Anatomy

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