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English definition of “perineum”


noun [C]     /ˌper.ɪˈniː.əm/ US  // (plural perinea) specialized
the area between the anus and the scrotum or vagina: A difficult childbirth may result in a tear of the perineum.Sexual and reproductive organs
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