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glans n.

Edited by Elizabeth Martin

in Concise Medical Dictionary

Ninth edition

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199687817
Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191767302
glans n.

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the acorn-shaped end part of the *penis, formed by the expanded end of the corpus spongiosum (erectile tissue). It is covered by the prepuce (foreskin), unless this has been removed by circumcision. The term glans is also applied to the end of the ...

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Subjects: Medicine and Health

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