vulva

play
noun vul·va \ˈvəl-və\

Definition of vulva

plural

vulvae

play \ˈvəl-ˌvē, -ˌvī\
  1. :  the external parts of the female genital organs

vulval

play \ˈvəl-vəl\ or

vulvar

play \ˈvəl-vər, -ˌvär\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of vulva

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Latin volva, vulva womb, female genitals; akin to Sanskrit ulva womb and perhaps to Latin volvere to roll — more at voluble


VULVA Defined for English Language Learners

vulva

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noun

Definition of vulva for English Language Learners

  • : the parts of the female sexual organs that are on the outside of the body


Medical Dictionary

vulva

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noun vul·va \ˈvəl-və\

Medical Definition of vulva

plural

vulvae

\-ˌvē, -ˌvī\play play
  1. :  the external parts of the female genital organs comprising the mons pubis, labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, vestibule of the vagina, bulb of the vestibule, and Bartholin's glands


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