vagina

noun
va·​gi·​na | \ və-ˈjī-nə How to pronounce vagina (audio) \
plural vaginas also vaginae\ və-​ˈjī-​(ˌ)nē How to pronounce vaginae (audio) \

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

First Known Use of vagina

1612, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vagina

borrowed from New Latin, going back to Latin vāgīna "scabbard, sheath," of uncertain origin

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The first known use of vagina was in 1612

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Cite this Entry

“Vagina.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vagina. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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vagina

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How to pronounce vagina (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of vagina

: the passage in a woman's or female animal's body that leads from the uterus to the outside of the body

vagina

noun
va·​gi·​na | \ və-ˈjī-nə How to pronounce vagina (audio) \

Kids Definition of vagina

: a canal that leads from the uterus to the outside of the body

vagina

noun
va·​gi·​na | \ və-ˈjī-nə How to pronounce vagina (audio) \
plural vaginae\ -​(ˌ)nē How to pronounce vaginae (audio) \ or vaginas

Medical Definition of vagina

: a canal in a female mammal that leads from the uterus to the external orifice opening into the vestibule between the labia minora

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