genitalia

plural noun

gen·​i·​ta·​lia ˌje-nə-ˈtāl-yə How to pronounce genitalia (audio)
: the organs of the reproductive system
especially : the external genital organs
genitalic adjective

Word History

Etymology

Latin, from neuter plural of genitalis

First Known Use

1651, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of genitalia was in 1651

Dictionary Entries Near genitalia

Cite this Entry

“Genitalia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/genitalia. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

genitalia

noun plural
gen·​i·​ta·​lia ˌjen-ə-ˈtāl-yə How to pronounce genitalia (audio)
: reproductive organs
especially : the genital organs on the outside of the body
genitalic
-ˈtal-ik How to pronounce genitalia (audio)
-ˈtāl-
adjective

Medical Definition

genitalia

noun plural
gen·​i·​ta·​lia ˌjen-ə-ˈtāl-yə How to pronounce genitalia (audio)
: the organs of the reproductive system
especially : the external genital organs
genitalic adjective
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