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pe·nis  (pns)
n. pl. pe·nis·es or pe·nes (-nz)
1. The male organ of copulation in higher vertebrates, homologous with the clitoris. In mammals, it also serves as the male organ of urinary excretion.
2. Any of various copulatory organs in males of lower animals.

[Latin pnis; see pes- in Indo-European roots.]

penis [ˈpiːnɪs]
n pl -nises, -nes [-niːz]
(Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Anatomy) the male organ of copulation in higher vertebrates, also used for urine excretion in many mammals
[from Latin]

penis  (pns)
Plural penises or penes (pnz)
1. The male reproductive organ of mammals and some reptiles and birds. In mammals, the penis contains the urethra, which carries urine from the bladder and releases sperm during reproduction.
2. A similar organ found in the males of some invertebrate animals.

penis  /pins/  n. -nises or -nes /niz/ the male sex organ, located between the legs penis

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