pudendum

noun

pu·​den·​dum pyu̇-ˈden-dəm How to pronounce pudendum (audio)
plural pudenda pyu̇-ˈden-də How to pronounce pudendum (audio)
: the external genital organs of a human being and especially of a woman
usually used in plural
pudendal adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, singular of Latin pudenda, from neuter plural of pudendus, gerundive of pudēre to be ashamed

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pudendum was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Pudendum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pudendum. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

pudendum

noun
pu·​den·​dum pyu̇-ˈden-dəm How to pronounce pudendum (audio)
plural pudenda -də How to pronounce pudendum (audio)
: the external genital organs of a human
especially : the external genitalia of a woman : vulva
usually used in plural

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