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
One treatment involved blowing gaseous ozone into the rectum or vagina.
Melania Trump has the distinction of being the first first lady who’s posed before the world with her hand over her naked vagina.
In addition, the laboratory also recently tested DNA that was found near Terry's vagina and determined that Swinton could not have been the source of that DNA either.
And there's evidence the vagina may provide a good place for Zika virus to thrive.
A prisoner reported that Roberts hid drugs in her vagina and sold them to inmates.
The menstrual cup is made of flexible hypoallergenic silicone, allaying concerns that fibers or chemicals are left behind in the vagina.
Women can do this by feeling for the threads attached to the device that extend down from the uterus into the top of the vagina.
But Brennan showed that female ducks have equally convoluted vaginas, which spiral in the opposite direction and include several dead-end pockets.
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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: 1682See Words from the same year
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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