perianal

See also: périanal

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

peri- +‎ anal

AdjectiveEdit

perianal (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the areas immediately around the anus.

Usage notesEdit

Overlaps in meaning with perineal, as a portion of what is perianal is also perineal, and vice versa. Also overlaps in meaning with perirectal, as the skin around the anus has often been called both perianal skin and perirectal skin, notwithstanding that the former is more anatomically precise.

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