genitals

plural noun
gen·​i·​tals | \ ˈje-nə-tᵊlz How to pronounce genitals (audio) \

Definition of genitals

: the sexual or reproductive organs located on the outside of the body : genitalia Frontal male nudity, however, doesn't sit too well with the Motion Picture Association of America. Excessive shots of male genitals almost always ensure an NC-17 rating …— Ryan Murphy Symptoms of infection include discharges from the penis or vagina and burning and itching of the genitals.— C. Brownlee

Examples of genitals in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The virus can go on to cause rash and lesions on the face or genitals. al, 7 June 2022 In more severe cases, a rash can develop, often on the face and genitals. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 30 May 2022 Typically, the virus causes fever, chills, rash, and lesions on the face or genitals. Maria Cheng, BostonGlobe.com, 23 May 2022 Monkeypox typically causes fever, chills, rash and lesions on the face or genitals. Arkansas Online, 21 May 2022 Monkeypox typically causes fever, chills, a rash and lesions on the face or genitals. Maria Cheng, Chicago Tribune, 20 May 2022 Monkeypox typically causes fever, chills, a rash and lesions on the face or genitals resembling those caused by smallpox. Los Angeles Times, 19 May 2022 Typically, the virus causes fever, chills, rash and lesions on the face or genitals. Maria Cheng, ajc, 23 May 2022 Monkeypox typically causes fever, chills, rash, and lesions on the face or genitals. Marcia Cheng, Anchorage Daily News, 23 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of genitals

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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11 Aug 2022

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“Genitals.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/genitals. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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genitals

noun plural
gen·​i·​tals | \ ˈjen-ə-tᵊlz How to pronounce genitals (audio) \

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