glans

[glanz]
noun, plural glandes [glan-deez] . Anatomy.
the head of the penis (glans penis) or of the clitoris (glans clitoris)

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin glāns literally, acorn, beechmast; akin to Greek bálanos

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glans (ɡlænz)
 
n , pl glandes
anatomy any small rounded body or glandlike mass, such as the head of the penis (glans penis)
 
[C17: from Latin: acorn; see gland1]

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glans (glānz)
n. pl. glan·des (glān'dēz)

  1. A conical vascular body forming the distal end of the penis.

  2. A conical vascular body forming the distal end of the clitoris.

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She had gagged, and moved him outside her lips, rubbing his spurting glans across her cheeks and chin.
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