The Words of the Gods

Topics: Mammal, Penis, Deer Pages: 3 (697 words) Published: February 21, 2013
Penis (plural penises or penes) is a general term for the organs with which male andhermaphrodite animals introduce sperm intoreceptive females during copulation. Such organs occur in many animals, both vertebrateand invertebrate, but males do not bear a penis in every animal species, and in those species in which the male does bear a so-called penis, the penes in the various species are not necessarily homologous. For example, the penis of a mammal is at most analogous to the penis of a male insect or barnacle. The term penis applies to many reproductiveintromittent organs, but not to all; for example the intromittent organ of most cephalopodais the hectocotylus, a specialised arm, and male spiders use their pedipalps. In most species of animals in which there is an organ that might reasonably be described as a penis, it has no major function other than intromission, or at least conveying the sperm to the female, but in the placental mammals the penis bears the distal part of theurethra, which discharges both urine during urination and semen during copulation as the occasion requires. The Blue Whale has the largest penis of any organism on the planet, typically measuring 8–10 feet. Contents  [hide]  * 1 In different animals * 1.1 Mammals * 1.1.1 Elephants * 1.1.2 Tapiridae * 1.1.3 Deer * 1.1.4 Horse * 1.1.5 Bulls * 1.1.6 Carnivora * Caniformia * Canidae * Felidae * Fossa * 1.1.7 Cetaceans * Whales * Dolphins * 1.1.8 Marsupials * 1.1.9 Other mammals * 1.1.10 Birds * 1.1.11 Other vertebrates * 1.2 Invertebrates * 2 Etymology * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links| -------------------------------------------------

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References: Main article: Deer penis
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