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"
The passage leading from the opening of the vulva to the cervix of the uterus for copulation and childbirth in female mammals.
A similar part in some invertebrates.
A sheath-like structure, such as the leaf of a grass that surrounds a stem.
Origin: From vagina.
a sheath; a theca; as, the vagina of the portal vein
specifically, the canal which leads from the uterus to the external orifice if the genital canal, or to the cloaca
the terminal part of the oviduct in insects and various other invertebrates. See Illust., of Spermatheca
the basal expansion of certain leaves, which inwraps the stem; a sheath
the shaft of a terminus, from which the bust of figure seems to issue or arise
Origin: [L. vagina a scabbard or sheath.]
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
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
The genital canal in the female, extending from the UTERUS to the VULVA. (Stedman, 25th ed)
The numerical value of vagina in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of vagina in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The vagina is a delicate ecosystem that must be maintained at a normal pH of 3.8 to 4.5.
Douching is not medically required, a healthy vagina has an effective self-cleaning system.
The fibroid is probably jutting against the vagina, and then your partner's penis thrusts against it.
Dyes, perfumes, and other additives in these products can trigger vaginitis, or inflammation of the skin around the vagina.
Tell the soldiers, ‘ There’s a new order coming from the mayor,' we wo n’t kill you. We will just shoot your vagina. ’.
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Translations for vagina
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- مهبل, المهبلArabic
- vagina, uşaqlıq yoluAzerbaijani
- влагалище, вагинаBulgarian
- vaginaCatalan, Valencian
- vagína, pochvaCzech
- skede, vaginaDanish
- Scheide, VaginaGerman
- tupp, vagiinaEstonian
- مهبل, واژنPersian
- emätin, tuppiFinnish
- skie, faginaWestern Frisian
- geobag, duillef, faighean, truiteagScottish Gaelic
- tako, rakoGuaraní
- योनि, बुर, चूत, यॊऩिHindi
- vagina, hüvelyHungarian
- հեշտոց, պուցArmenian
- vagina, pukiIndonesian
- skeið, slíður, leggöngIcelandic
- guaina, vaginaItalian
- 膣, ワギナJapanese
- საშო, ვაგინაGeorgian
- влагалище, қынапKazakh
- 질, 膣, 보지Korean
- влагалище, ийин, жыныс коңулу, аялдын жыныс мүчөсүнүн ичиKyrgyz
- ໂຍນີ, ຫີ, ຊ່ອງຄອດLao
- vagīna, makstsLatvian
- вагина, родницаMacedonian
- эм бэлгэ эрхтэнMongolian
- liang peranakan, vagina, farajMalay
- पुति, योनीमार्गNepali
- vagina, schedeDutch
- vaginaNorwegian Nynorsk
- ajóózhNavajo, Navaho
- женский половой орган, влагалище, вагинаRussian
- योनिः, योनिSanskrit
- cin'ná, viigáNorthern Sami
- ваги́на, ро̏дница, vagína, rȍdnicaSerbo-Croatian
- vagína, pošvaSlovak
- vagína, nóžnicaSlovene
- vaginë, vagjinëAlbanian
- slida, vaginaSwedish
- பெண்குறி, புண்டை, யோனிTamil
- puki, pekpekTagalog
- پھدی, چوتUrdu
- diloq, vagina, qinUzbek
- âm đạo, 陰道Vietnamese
- מוטערשייד, שייד, וואַגינעYiddish
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