The Latin genitive is clitoridis, as in " glans clitoridis ". In medical and sexological literature, the clitoris is sometimes referred to as "the female penis" or pseudo-penis ,  and the term clitoris is commonly used to refer to the glans alone;  partially because of this, there have been various terms for the organ that have historically confused its anatomy. Structure Stages in the development of the clitoris In mammals, sexual differentiation is determined by the sperm that carries either an X or a Y male chromosome. Initially undifferentiated, the tubercle develops into either a clitoris or penis during development of the reproductive system depending on exposure to androgens primarily male hormones.
The clitoris: What is there to know about this mystery organ?
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New theory suggests female orgasms are an evolutionary leftover
Do cats and other similar mammals have clitorises? If so, what is the evolutionary advantage? If not, why do humans have them? Ylon Tuxford, Burntwood, England Rats and rabbits certainly have clitorises. Rabbits' urethrae pass through the clitoris but not rats - or is it the other way round?
And although poor partner performance, psychological issues, or physiological shortfalls are often cited as the reason, two evolutionary biologists now offer a provocative new explanation. In a paper published today, they argue that female orgasm is an evolutionary holdover from an ancient system, seen in some other mammals, in which intercourse stimulated important hormonal surges that drive ovulation. And because those hormonal surges no longer confer a biological advantage, orgasms during intercourse may be lost in some women.