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Clitoris


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The Clitoris is an erectile structure, homologous with the penis. It is situated beneath the anterior labial commissure, partially hidden between the anterior ends of the labia minora. It consist of two corpora cavernosa, composed of erectile tissue enclosed in a dense layer of fibrous membrane, united together along their medial surfaces by an incomplete fibrous pectiniform septum; each corpus is connected to the rami of the pubis and ischium by a crus, these crus are homologous to the crus of the penis; the free extremity (glans of the clitoris) is a small rounded tubercle, consisting of spongy erectile tissue, and highly sensitive, this part of the clitoris is homologous to the glans penis. The clitoris is provided like the penis, with a suspensory ligament, and with two small muscles, the Ischiocavernosi, which are inserted into the crura of the clitoris.

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