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Definition of "perineum" [per•i•ne•um]

  • The portion of the body in the pelvis occupied by urogenital passages and the rectum, bounded in front by the pubic arch, in the back by the coccyx, and laterally by part of the hipbone. (noun)
  • The region between the scrotum and the anus in males, and between the posterior vulva junction and the anus in females. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "perineum" in a sentence
  • "Perenial tear – a tear in perineum (a. k.a ‘taint) 7."
  • "Women who had a planned section (not having had one before) will have less perineal pain (the perineum is the area between your legs) and less risk of vaginal bleeding after the baby is born."
  • "She told me to consciously relax my perineum, which is located at the base of the body, between the rectum and the sexual organs."