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The Clitoris

Categories: Diseases of Women

This is an erectile structure, the analogue anatomically of
the cavernous body of the penis, and is an elongated organ partially

covered by the anterior extremities of the labia minora and connected on

each side with the rami (slender process of the bone) of the pubic bones

and the ischia (two bones) by a band. The clitoris is surmounted by a

small tubercle (a small nodule) of spongy erectile tissue, the "glans

clitoris," Two cavernous bodies of erectile tissue enclosed in dense

fibrous tissue compose the body of the organ.