pudendal

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pudendum (external genitals, shaming) + -al.

AdjectiveEdit

pudendal (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) Relating to or near the pudendum.
    • 2008 January 29, Jane E. Brody, “New Insights Into Genital Pain in Women”, New York Times:
      Ms. Mate’s symptoms responded to another approach — two treatments to inhibit firing of the pudendal nerve, which enervates the lowest muscles of the pelvis, plus regular use of an anticonvulsant drug.

Derived termsEdit

Last modified on 18 June 2013, at 17:27