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External urethral orifice (male)
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Structure of the penis.
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Male urethra.
Latin orificium urethræ externum
Gray's subject #256 1235

The external urethral orifice is the external opening or meatus of the urethra, normally placed at the tip of glans penis; it presents as a vertical slit, possibly bounded on either side by two small labia-like projections. Congenital misplacement of the urethral orifice is called hypospadias when it is located in the underside (ventral aspect) of the penis, and epispadias when located in the dorsum (upper aspect).

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