pudendal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pudendum (external genitals, shaming) + -al.

Adjective[edit]

pudendal (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) Relating to or near the pudendum.
    • 2008 January 29, Jane E. Brody, “New Insights Into Genital Pain in Women”, New York Times:
      Ms. Mate’s symptoms responded to another approach — two treatments to inhibit firing of the pudendal nerve, which enervates the lowest muscles of the pelvis, plus regular use of an anticonvulsant drug.

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