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phallus

1. another word for penis
2. an image of the penis, esp as a religious symbol of reproductive power
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Phallus

 

a genus of fungi of the order Gasteromycetes. In the USSR the most widespread are P. impudicus, found in forests and brushwood on fertile soil, and P. hadriani, found in sand. The young fruiting bodies of Phallus are ovoid; later their membrane ruptures and the fruit bearer appears, consisting of a long peduncle and a conical, alveolate cap covered with greenish slime that has the unpleasant odor of carrion.

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phallus

[′fal·əs]
(anatomy)
(embryology)
An undifferentiated embryonic structure derived from the genital tubercle that differentiates into the penis in males and the clitoris in females.
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It forms in the ventral, caudal region of mammalian embryos of both sexes, and eventually develops into a phallus. In the human fetus, the genital tubercle develops around week 4 of gestation, and by week 9 becomes recognizably either a clitoris or penis.
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