What does vagina mean?

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vəˈdʒaɪ nəvagi·na

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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.

    Etymology: From vagina.

  2. vagina(Noun)

    A similar part in some invertebrates.

    Etymology: From vagina.

  3. vagina(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From vagina.

  4. vagina(Noun)

    The vulva.

    Etymology: From vagina.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vagina(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. vagina a scabbard or sheath.]

  2. Vagina(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. vagina a scabbard or sheath.]

  3. Vagina(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. vagina a scabbard or sheath.]

  4. Vagina(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. vagina a scabbard or sheath.]

  5. Vagina(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. vagina a scabbard or sheath.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vagina

    vā-jī′na, n. (anat.) the canal or passage which leads from the external orifice to the uterus, a sheath, case: the upper part of the pedestal of a terminus: (bot.) a leaf-stalk when it becomes thin and rolls round the stem to which it then forms a stalk, as in grasses.—adjs. Vag′inal; Vag′inant (bot.), investing as a sheath; Vag′ināte, -d (bot.), invested by the tubular base of a leaf or leaf-stalk, as a stem: denoting a certain order of sheathed polypes; Vaginic′oline, Vaginic′olous, living in a vagina; Vaginif′erous, bearing a vagina; Vaginipenn′ate, Vaginopenn′ous, sheath-winged.—ns. Vaginis′mus, spasmodic contraction of the vagina; Vaginī′tis, inflammation of the vagina; Vaginot′omy, cutting of the vagina; Vagin′ūla, Vag′inule, a diminutive vagina.—adj. Vagin′ulate, having a vaginula, sheathed. [L., 'a sheath.']

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Vagina

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

Editors Contribution

  1. vagina

    An opening in the body of a female human being or female animal.

    Female humans and animals have a vagina.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 26, 2020  

Entomology

  1. Vagina

    the tubular structure formed by the union of the oviducts in the female, opening externally to admit the passage of the egg to the ovipositor: receives the penis of the male in copulation and is sometimes called oviduct: "every part, the office of which is to cover, protect or defend the tongue": "the bivalve coriaceous sheath or cover of the spicula": generally, a sheath.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vagina in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vagina in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of vagina in a Sentence

  1. Lauren Streicher:

    It's true that yeast like to grow in warm, moist places. But a vagina is a warm, moist place all the time—whether you have a bathing suit on or not.

  2. Ami Zota:

    Douching is not medically required, a healthy vagina has an effective self-cleaning system.

  3. Kukhee Choo:

    Sex is seen as dirty and corrupting in Japan, my students can't use the word' penis' or' vagina,' and if a woman expresses any knowledge or interest in sex, you're seen as a fallen women. Men don't talk about it, either.

  4. Cameron Heron:

    It was horrendous to watch. She was throwing up all this blood and skin. I really thought she was going to die. While doctors managed to stabilize Heron, the condition continued to ravage her body, leaving the skin on her face, chest, back, and arms so burnt that it fell away. Her lips also swelled to the point where they burst and her mouth became covered in painful ulcers. Doctors told us it was one of the worst cases they had ever seen, Carmen Heron said. Danika was barely conscious most of the time, and had this button to press to get pain relief when it became too much. Her organs were failing and she had so much internal scarring. She was being burnt from the inside out. Her entire body was bandaged, and when the dressings were removed, her skin came away too. Finally, after three weeks, Heron slowly began to rally and was discharged six days later. But, her journey was far from over, as she was left with side-effects such as the loss of her hair and nails. Her skin is still healing to this day and she also needs hearing aids as the insides of her ears are so scarred. As well as the physical fallout, she is also fighting the emotional legacy of SJS, having suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. Were still dealing with SJS - it didnt stop when we left hospital, Carmen Heron said. Danika will have days where she feels incredibly low and struggles with flashbacks of being in hospital. Thankfully, if she feels that way, she will phone us right away. We have found that, as a family, its good to talk rather than bottle everything up, however difficult those memories might be. Another side-effect of Heronsordeal was the warning by doctors that, due to the amount of internal scarring she had sustained, it was unlikely she would ever conceive. According to the U.S. Library of National Medicine, SJS and TEN often cause the tissue around the mucous membranes which line various cavities in the body, including the eyes, ears, mouth, vagina, and urethra, as well as covering the organs to die. As a result, women can experience vaginal lesions that lead to painful intercourse, difficulty conceiving, and even infertility. The doctors said they could refer her to a gynecologist to run some tests, but she never went I think she didnt want to hear the answers, Carmen Heron said. But, in December 2018, the Heron family received some news they thought they would never hear. Danika rang me crying. I immediately panicked and said, Whats wrong ?

  5. Stephani Lohman:

    It was photos of a fresh surgical vagina of an infant. And he turned the computer around, as if my concern was, do I think that the surgeon could do a good enough job cutting up my child ?

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