The urinary meatus is the opening of the urethra, situated on the glans penis in males, and in the vulva in females.
Plural form of meatus.
Origin of meatus
Latin meātuspassagefrompast participle ofmeāreto passmei-1 in Indo-European roots
As a rule the meatus is the narrowest part of the whole canal.
The skin of the penis forms a fold which covers the glans and is known as the prepuce or foreskin; when this is drawn back a median fold, the frenuluni praeputii, is seen running to just below the meatus.
(external meatus) a vertical slit.
1, Per), in these genera and the hares the meatus auditorius being tubular and directed upwards and backwards.
The squamosal enters considerably into the formation of the temporal fossa, and, besides sending the zygomatic process forwards, it sends down behind the meatus auditorius a post-tympanic process which aids to hold in place the otherwise loose tympano-periotic bone.