pudendum

noun
pu·​den·​dum | \ pyu̇-ˈden-dəm How to pronounce pudendum (audio) \
plural pudenda\ pyu̇-​ˈden-​də How to pronounce pudenda (audio) \

Definition of pudendum

: the external genital organs of a human being and especially of a woman usually used in plural

Other Words from pudendum

pudendal \ pyu̇-​ˈden-​dᵊl How to pronounce pudendal (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of pudendum

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pudendum

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

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“Pudendum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pudendum. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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pudendum

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English Language Learners Definition of pudendum

technical : the sexual organs on the outside of a person's body

pudendum

noun
pu·​den·​dum | \ pyu̇-ˈden-dəm How to pronounce pudendum (audio) \
plural pudenda\ -​də How to pronounce pudenda (audio) \

Medical Definition of pudendum

: the external genital organs of a human especially : the external genitalia of a woman : vulva usually used in plural

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