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

Examples of vaginal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Typically, developers based their algorithms on studies showing a correlation between race and some medical outcome, assuming race explained or was even the cause of, say, a poorer outcome (from a vaginal birth after a cesarean, say). Sharon Begley, STAT, "Racial bias skews algorithms widely used to guide care from heart surgery to birth, study finds," 17 June 2020 In Phexxi trials, more than 10% of women experienced vaginal burning and itching, which was the most common side effect of the gel. Bailey Lipschultz, Bloomberg.com, "Birth Control Gel Approved as First No-Hormone Option in Decades," 7 June 2020 In Phexxi trials, more than 10% of women experienced vaginal burning and itching, which was the most common side effect of the gel. Bailey Lipschultz, Bloomberg.com, "Birth Control Gel Approved as First No-Hormone Option in Decades," 7 June 2020 In Phexxi trials, more than 10% of women experienced vaginal burning and itching, which was the most common side effect of the gel. Bailey Lipschultz, Bloomberg.com, "Birth Control Gel Approved as First No-Hormone Option in Decades," 7 June 2020 In Phexxi trials, more than 10% of women experienced vaginal burning and itching, which was the most common side effect of the gel. Fortune, "Birth control gel approved as first no-hormone option in decades," 22 May 2020 From health providers, women could use more information on soothing and treating birthing injuries such as caesarean wounds, perineal damage, bladder problems, vaginal bleeding and other discomfort. Kristen Rogers, CNN, "What women need most after giving birth, especially now," 22 Apr. 2020 Mice were bred even as their organs — vaginal tissue, rectal tissue or uterine tissue — protruded from their bodies, and they were not provided pain relief, according to PETA. Mary Kilpatrick, cleveland, "PETA accuses Cleveland Clinic of abusing lab mice after undercover investigation," 7 May 2020 The Io got clearance for use in Europe in April 2019 for vaginal swab and male urine sample testing. Mark Hay, Fortune, "Binx aims to capture a milestone in STI testing technology," 21 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of vaginal

1653, 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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The first known use of vaginal was in 1653

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29 Jun 2020

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“Vaginal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vaginal. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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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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