vul·​vo·​vag·​i·​ni·​tis ˌvəl-(ˌ)vō-ˌva-jə-ˈnī-təs How to pronounce vulvovaginitis (audio)
: coincident inflammation of the vulva and vagina

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Two days after her family's visit to the pool, researchers from New Zealand's University of Auckland and Austria's University of Salzburg said the girl developed vulvovaginitis. Julia Musto, Fox News, 12 Nov. 2021 Whatever the cause, symptoms of vulvovaginitis include itching, burning, and swelling, all of which sitz baths may help to subdue, Dr. Tully says. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 14 Mar. 2019 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, 30 July 2018

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vulvovaginitis was in 1897

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“Vulvovaginitis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition



vul·​vo·​vag·​i·​ni·​tis ˌvəl-vō-ˌvaj-ə-ˈnīt-əs How to pronounce vulvovaginitis (audio)
plural vulvovaginitides -ˈnit-ə-ˌdēz How to pronounce vulvovaginitis (audio)
: coincident inflammation of the vulva and vagina
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