vaginal

adjective
vag·​i·​nal | \ ˈva-jə-nᵊl How to pronounce vaginal (audio) \

Definition of vaginal

1 : of, relating to, or affecting the genital vagina
2 : of or relating to a theca

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Other Words from vaginal

vaginally \ ˈva-​jə-​nᵊl-​ē How to pronounce vaginally (audio) \ adverb

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That makes IUDs more effective than birth control methods like internal and external condoms, the birth control pill, the patch, the vaginal ring, and the shot. Korin Miller, SELF, "When Is It OK to Get Your IUD Removed?," 12 Mar. 2019 Since the Pill first debuted in the 1960s, dozens more birth control options for women have been developed, including the patch, the implant, the shot, the vaginal ring, and five IUDs. Danielle Friedman, Glamour, "Why Male Birth Control Should Exist, According to These Four Men," 20 Aug. 2018 Estradiol has been around for decades, but the price of the various creams, vaginal rings and tablets that contain the drug has climbed steadily in recent years, according to an analysis by the consumer website GoodRx. Katie Thomas, New York Times, "Prices Keep Rising for Drugs Treating Painful Sex in Women," 3 June 2018 In addition to other at-home care, like OTC painkillers and ice packs, sitz baths can help to relieve pain after a vaginal delivery, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What the Hell Is a Sitz Bath? (And Why Would You Take One?)," 14 Mar. 2019 These may cause additional symptoms like a strong vaginal odor, itching, and burning, but symptoms aren’t guaranteed. Korin Miller, SELF, "7 Colors Your Vaginal Discharge Can Be (and What They Might Mean)," 8 Feb. 2019 And having already drawn criticism for talking about vaginal steaming on air—although that certainly sounds informative—Teigen managed to get hit in the face with an umbrella as the clock struck midnight. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chrissy Teigen Saw in 2019 by Bashing into an Umbrella on Live TV," 1 Jan. 2019 Low estrogen levels after menopause can lead to GSM, which comes with its own slew of bothersome symptoms, like vaginal dryness, itching, dyspareunia, urinary urgency and increased frequency, and urinary tract infections. Lindsay Carlton, Fox News, "Actress Cheryl Hines on the awkwardness of menopause," 28 Sep. 2018 On Friday, August 10, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first-ever contraceptive vaginal ring that can be used for up to a full year, BuzzFeed News reports. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "FDA Approves Contraceptive Vaginal Ring That Can Be Used for a Year," 11 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of vaginal

1726, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for vaginal

borrowed from New Latin vaginalis, from vagina "sheath, vagina" + Latin -ālis -al entry 1

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vaginal

adjective
va·​gi·​nal | \ ˈvaj-ən-ᵊl, sometimes və-ˈjī-nᵊl\

Medical Definition of vaginal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or resembling a vagina : thecal a vaginal synovial membrane surrounding a tendon
2a : of, relating to, or affecting the genital vagina vaginal discharge vaginal infection
b : occurring through the birth canal a vaginal delivery a vaginal birth

Other Words from vaginal

vaginally \ -​ē How to pronounce vaginally (audio) \ adverb

vaginal

noun

Medical Definition of vaginal (Entry 2 of 2)

: a vaginal anatomical part (as a muscle)

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