Definitions for vaginavəˈdʒaɪ nə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

va•gi•na*vəˈdʒaɪ nə(n.)(pl.)-nas, -nae

  1. the passage leading from the uterus to the vulva in female mammals. a sheathlike part or organ.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  2. the sheath at the base of a leaf where it surrounds the stalk, as in grasses.

    Category: Botany

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Origin of vagina:

1675–85; < NL; L vāgīna sheath

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vagina(noun)

    the lower part of the female reproductive tract; a moist canal in female mammals extending from the labia minora to the uterus

    "the vagina receives the penis during coitus"; "the vagina is elastic enough to allow the passage of a fetus"

Wiktionary

  1. vagina(Noun)

    The passage leading from the opening of the vulva to the cervix of the uterus for copulation and childbirth in female mammals.

  2. vagina(Noun)

    A similar part in some invertebrates.

  3. vagina(Noun)

    A sheath-like structure, such as the leaf of a grass that surrounds a stem.

  4. vagina(Noun)

    The vulva.

  5. Origin: From vagina.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vagina(noun)

    a sheath; a theca; as, the vagina of the portal vein

  2. Vagina(noun)

    specifically, the canal which leads from the uterus to the external orifice if the genital canal, or to the cloaca

  3. Vagina(noun)

    the terminal part of the oviduct in insects and various other invertebrates. See Illust., of Spermatheca

  4. Vagina(noun)

    the basal expansion of certain leaves, which inwraps the stem; a sheath

  5. Vagina(noun)

    the shaft of a terminus, from which the bust of figure seems to issue or arise

Freebase

  1. Vagina

    The vagina is a fibromuscular tubular tract which is a sex organ and has two main functions; sexual intercourse and childbirth. In humans, this passage leads from the opening of the vulva to the uterus, but the vaginal tract ends at the cervix. Unlike men, who have only one genital orifice, women have two, the urethra and the vagina. The vaginal opening is much larger than the urethral opening, and both openings are protected by the labia. The inner mould of the vagina has a foldy texture which can create friction for the penis during intercourse. During arousal, the vagina gets moist to facilitate the entrance of the penis. The Latinate plural "vaginae" is rarely used in English. Colloquially, the word vagina is often used to refer to the vulva or to the female genitals in general. However, by its dictionary and anatomical definitions, vagina refers exclusively to the specific internal structure.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Vagina

    The genital canal in the female, extending from the UTERUS to the VULVA. (Stedman, 25th ed)


Translations for vagina

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

vagina(noun)

a woman's sexual/reproductive organ; the passage from the outer sexual organ to the womb.

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