vag·i·nal | \ ˈva-jə-nᵊl \

Definition of vaginal 

1 : of, relating to, or affecting the genital vagina

2 : of or relating to a theca

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vaginally \ˈva-jə-nᵊl-ē \ adverb

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In general, though, it's not advised to use any products (including creams, gels, douches, and wipes) on your vaginal region, and that includes talcum powder., "Johnson & Johnson Owes $4.69 Billion In Another Ovarian Cancer Case," 13 July 2018 That’s what happens in vaginal yeast infections, for instance, and also in infections that bloom in the mouth and throat or bloodstream when the immune system breaks down. Maryn Mckenna, WIRED, "The Strange and Curious Case of the Deadly Superbug Yeast," 13 July 2018 Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Brandi Glanville reportedly paid $12,000 for her vaginal rejuvenation surgery. Lindsay Weinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Vaginal Rejuvenation Is the Latest Cosmetic Trend to Hit Hollywood," 12 July 2018 The damage our daughter did to my partner during her vaginal birth resulted in an immediate trip to the operating room. Amber Leventry, Longreads, "Making Peace with Selective Reduction," 29 June 2018 Prosecutor Mixon said that along with using the evidence from the monitor, the case against Maldonado is strong because vaginal swabs taken from the victim include the defendant’s DNA. Marc Freeman,, "Life sentence for felon who wore GPS ankle monitor while raping West Boca woman," 19 June 2018 While your vaginal muscles may be tense at first, penetration shouldn't be painful. Zoe Ruderman, Cosmopolitan, "22 Vital Facts You Need to Know About Your Vagina," 19 June 2017 In an essay for Time, Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley, associate professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, wrote that companies profit off the historical myths about black women's vaginal health. Brooke Bunce, Teen Vogue, "Study Finds There's No Such Things As a "Normal" Vulva," 6 July 2018 The prescribing information from the device’s parent company, Merck & Co., and NuvaRing's website both list a bunch of information on how to store your vaginal ring. Korin Miller, SELF, "Do You Actually Need to Keep Your Vaginal Ring in the Fridge?," 3 July 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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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

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vaginally \ \ adverb



Medical Definition of vaginal (Entry 2 of 2)

: a vaginal anatomical part (as a muscle)

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alleviating pain or harshness

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