vul·​vo·​vag·​i·​ni·​tis | \ ˌvəl-(ˌ)vō-ˌva-jə-ˈnī-təs How to pronounce vulvovaginitis (audio) \

Definition of vulvovaginitis

: coincident inflammation of the vulva and vagina

Examples of vulvovaginitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "What the Hell Is a Sitz Bath? (And Why Would You Take One?)," 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, "5 Yeast Infection Symptoms in Women That Should Never Be Ignored," 30 July 2018

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First Known Use of vulvovaginitis

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vulvovaginitis

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“Vulvovaginitis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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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 vulvovaginitides (audio) \

Medical Definition of vulvovaginitis

: coincident inflammation of the vulva and vagina

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