Definition of vagina
1 : a canal in a female mammal that leads from the uterus to the external orifice of the genital canal
2 : a canal that is similar in function or location to the vagina and occurs in various animals other than mammals
Recent Examples of vagina from the Web
A prisoner reported that Roberts hid drugs in her vagina and sold them to inmates.
In test tube experiments, lactocillin killed several potentially harmful bacteria species found in the vagina, but spared several harmless species.
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Origin and Etymology of vagina
borrowed from New Latin, going back to Latin vāgīna “scabbard, sheath,” of uncertain origin
First Known Use: 1682
VAGINA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of vagina for English Language Learners
: the passage in a woman's or female animal's body that leads from the uterus to the outside of the body
VAGINA Defined for Kids
Definition of vagina for Students
: a canal that leads from the uterus to the outside of the body
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