What is another word for perineum?

51 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ pˌɛɹɪnˈiːəm], [ pˌɛɹɪnˈiːəm], [ p_ˌɛ_ɹ_ɪ_n_ˈiː__ə_m]

The perineum is a word that is often difficult to say aloud, much less remember or use in conversation. However, there are several synonyms that can be used to describe this anatomical region. One such alternative term is the pelvic floor, which encompasses the muscles and tissues that support the pelvic organs. Another synonym for perineum is the anogenital region, which includes both the anus and genitalia. Additionally, the term urogenital triangle can be used to describe this area since it is where the urethra, bladder, and reproductive organs are located. Finally, some individuals may use the term "taint" informally, although this slang term is not medically accurate nor appropriate in professional settings.

What are the hypernyms for Perineum?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    pelvic floor, lower abdominopelvic region, lower trunk, pelvic region.

What are the hyponyms for Perineum?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for perineum (as nouns)

Usage examples for Perineum

A day or two later eruptions similar to those within the mouth make their appearance upon these swollen regions of the foot, and at this stage it is usual to find that like lesions have made their appearance upon the perineum of the victim.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
It is characterized by the eruption of vesicles on the mucous membrane lining the mouth, the lips, between and above the claws and in the region of the udder and perineum.
"Common Diseases of Farm Animals"
R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
There is a deep groove at the junction of the perineum and thigh, great prominence of the trochanter, and the pelvis may be tilted to such an extent that the iliac crest comes into contact with the lower ribs.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition."
Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson

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