perineum

Pronunciation: (PAYR-ih-NEE-um)

The area of the body between the anus and the vulva in females, and between the anus and the scrotum in males.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: The perineum is part of the vulva and is the area between the anus and the vaginal opening in females. In males, it is the area between the scrotum and the anus.

2003-07-26 Date last modified: 2013-11-05