Image from page 981 of “Anatomy, descriptive and surgical” (1887)
Title: Anatomy, descriptive and surgical
Year: 1887 (1880s)
Authors: Gray, Henry, 1825-1861 Pick, T. Pickering (Thomas Pickering), 1841-1919, ed Keen, William W. (William Williams), b. 1837
Subjects: Human anatomy Anatomy
Publisher: Philadelphia : Lea brothers & co.
Contributing Library: Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
Digitizing Sponsor: Open Knowledge Commons and Harvard Medical School
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ette, which is commonly ruptured inthe first parturition, and the space betweenit and the commissure is called the fossanavicularis. The labia are analogous tothe scrotum in the male. The Labia minora [*] or Nymphse aretwo small folds of mucous membrane sit-uated within the labia majora, extendingfrom the clitoris obliquely downward andoutward for about an inch and a half oneach side of the orifice of the vagina, onthe sides of which they are lost. Theyare continuous externally with the labiamajora, internally with the inner surfaceof the vagina. As they converge towardthe clitoris in front each labium dividesinto two folds, which surround the glans clitoridis, the superior folds uniting to formthe praeputium clitoridis, the inferior folds being attached to the glans and formingthe fraenum. The nymphse are composed of mucous membrane, covered by a thinepithelial layer. They contain a plexus of vessels in their interior, and are pro- [ In the singular number labium majus and minus.]976
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jFbsb. C-OT71.—■ ■mis sw-e- Mossa. nct-uicu.-laris The Vulva, external Female Organs of Generation. FEMALE ORGANS OF GENERATION. 977 vided with numerous large mucous crypts which secrete abundance of sebaceousmatter. The Clitoris is an erectile structure analogous to the corpora cavernosa of thepenis. [It differs from the penis in having no corpus spongiosum and no urethra.]It is situated beneath the anterior commissure, partially hidden between the ante-rior extremities of the labia minora. It is an elongated organ, connected to therami of the pubes and ischia on each side by a crus; the body is short and con-cealed beneath the labia; the free extremity, or glans clitoridis, is a small roundedtubercle consisting of spongy erectile tissue and highly sensitive. The clitoris con-sists of two corpora cavernosa, composed of erectile tissue enclosed in a dense layerof fibrous membrane, united together along their inner surfaces by an incompletefibrous pectiniform septum. It is provid
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