vagina

noun va·gi·na \ və-ˈjī-nə \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of vagina

plural vaginas also vaginae play \və-ˈjī-(ˌ)nē\
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

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Origin and Etymology of vagina

borrowed from New Latin, going back to Latin vāgīna "scabbard, sheath," of uncertain origin


VAGINA Defined for English Language Learners

vagina

noun

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

vagina

noun va·gi·na \ və-ˈjī-nə \

Definition of vagina for Students

:a canal that leads from the uterus to the outside of the body

Medical Dictionary

vagina

noun va·gi·na \ və-ˈjī-nə \

medical Definition of vagina

plural vaginae play \-(ˌ)nē\ or vaginas
:a canal in a female mammal that leads from the uterus to the external orifice opening into the vestibule between the labia minora

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