Pronunciation: (i-rek'shun), [key]
1. the act of erecting.
2. the state of being erected.
3. something erected, as a building or other structure.
4. Physiol.a distended and rigid state of an organ or part containing erectile tissue, esp. of the penis or the clitoris.
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