vagina

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noun va·gi·na \və-ˈjī-nə\

Definition of vagina

plural

vaginae

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vaginas

  1. 1 :  a canal in a female mammal that leads from the uterus to the external orifice of the genital canal

  2. 2 :  a canal that is similar in function or location to the vagina and occurs in various animals other than mammals

Origin and Etymology of vagina

Latin, literally, sheath


First Known Use: 1682


VAGINA Defined for English Language Learners

vagina

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noun va·gi·na \və-ˈjī-nə\

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

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noun va·gi·na \və-ˈjī-nə\

Definition of vagina for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

vagina

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noun va·gi·na \və-ˈjī-nə\

Medical Definition of vagina

plural

vaginae

\-(ˌ)nē\play or

vaginas

  1. :  a canal in a female mammal that leads from the uterus to the external orifice opening into the vestibule between the labia minora

Illustration of vagina


Learn More about vagina

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of vagina Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about vagina


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