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vulva

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noun, vul·va \ˈvəl-və\

Simple Definition of vulva

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of vulva

plural vulvae play \-ˌvē, -ˌvī\

  1. :  the external parts of the female genital organs

vulval play \ˈvəl-vəl\ or vulvar play \-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

Rhymes with vulva


Medical Dictionary

vulva

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noun vul·va \ˈvəl-və\

Medical Definition of vulva

plural vulvae \-ˌvē, -ˌvī\play play

  1. :  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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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "vulva" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "vulva"


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