vaginal

adjective
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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Other Words from vaginal

vaginally \ ˈva-​jə-​nᵊl-​ē \ adverb

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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 The vaginal rejuvenation category in particular has experienced major disruption. Lindsay Weinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Vaginal Rejuvenation Is the Latest Cosmetic Trend to Hit Hollywood," 12 July 2018 The issue, which doctors also call candidal vulvovaginitis or vaginal thrush, is incredibly common, affecting 3 out of 4 women in their lifetimes. Tehrene Firman, Woman's Day, "5 Yeast Infection Symptoms in Women That Should Never Be Ignored," 30 July 2018 That's because the rectum can suck things inside the body like a vacuum (unlike the vaginal canal, which ends with the cervix). Zoë Ligon, Allure, "9 Things You Need to Know Before You Have Anal," 5 Nov. 2018 Abnormal vaginal bleeding is actually the most common symptom of stromal ovarian cancer, the ACS says. Korin Miller, SELF, "The Three Types of Ovarian Cancer You Should Know," 1 Nov. 2018 Both of these approaches can cause significant vaginal bleeding, nausea, and cramping. Dorothy Novick, STAT, "FDA shouldn’t allow politics to hurt women suffering miscarriage," 22 June 2018 Police discovered the body on the back deck of Seudat’s home after responding to a 911 call and finding Seudat with severe vaginal bleeding that led first responders to transport her to the hospital. Jeff Truesdell, PEOPLE.com, "N.Y. Woman Who Hid Pregnancy and Smothered Baby Weeps in Court Before Going to Prison," 9 Jan. 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 \ adverb

vaginal

noun

Medical Definition of vaginal (Entry 2 of 2)

: a vaginal anatomical part (as a muscle)

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