An intromittent organ in certain biologically male organisms. In placental mammals, this also serves as the organ of urination. [ https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0-683-40008-8 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penis MP : 0005187 http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

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Term information

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Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, organ_slim

plural term
penes
definition
  • An intromittent organ in certain biologically male organisms. In placental mammals, this also serves as the organ of urination.
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/87/Labelled_flaccid_penis.jpg
has related synonym
  • phallus
  • penes
has relational adjective
  • phallic
  • penile
id
  • UBERON:0000989
taxon notes
  • Most male birds (e.g., roosters and turkeys) have a cloaca (also present on the female), but not a penis. Among bird species with a penis are paleognathes (tinamous and ratites), Anatidae (ducks, geese and swans), and a very few other species (such as flamingoes). A bird penis is different in structure from mammal penises, being an erectile expansion of the cloacal wall and being erected by lymph, not blood. It is usually partially feathered and in some species features spines and brush-like filaments, and in flaccid state curls up inside the cloaca