vulva


vul·va

noun \ˈvəl-və\

: the parts of the female sexual organs that are on the outside of the body

plural vul·vae \-ˌvē, -ˌvī\

Full Definition of VULVA

:  the external parts of the female genital organs
vul·val \ˈvəl-vəl\ or vul·var \-vər, -ˌvär\ adjective

Origin of VULVA

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Latin volva, vulva womb, female genitals; akin to Sanskrit ulva womb and perhaps to Latin volvere to roll — more at voluble
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Anatomy Terms

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Rhymes with VULVA

vul·va

noun \ˈvəl-və\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural vul·vae \-ˌvē, -ˌvī\

Medical Definition of VULVA

: the external parts of the female genital organs comprising the mons pubis, labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, vestibule of the vagina, bulb of the vestibule, and Bartholin's glands

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