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

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of genitals

: sexual organs especially : the sexual organs on the outside of the body


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

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