What does vulva mean?

Definitions for vulvaˈvʌl və

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vulva(noun)

    external parts of the female genitalia


  1. vulva(Noun)

    The external female sexual organs, collectively.

  2. Origin: From vulva, earlier volva, probably from volvare. Akin to Sanskrit .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vulva(noun)

    the external parts of the female genital organs; sometimes, the opening between the projecting parts of the external organs

  2. Vulva(noun)

    the orifice of the oviduct of an insect or other invertebrate

  3. Origin: [L. vulva, volva, from volvere to roll.]


  1. Vulva

    The vulva consists of the external genital organs of the female mammal. This article deals with the vulva of the human being, although the structures are similar for other mammals. The vulva has many major and minor anatomical structures, including the labia majora, mons pubis, labia minora, clitoris, bulb of vestibule, vulval vestibule, greater and lesser vestibular glands, and the opening of the vagina. Its development occurs during several phases, chiefly during the fetal and pubertal periods of time. As the outer portal of the human uterus or womb, it protects its opening by a "double door": the labia majora and the labia minora. The vagina is a self-cleaning organ, sustaining healthy microbial flora that flow from the inside out; the vulva needs only simple washing to assure good vulvovaginal health, without recourse to any internal cleansing. The vulva has a sexual function; these external organs are richly innervated and provide pleasure when properly stimulated. In various branches of art, the vulva has been depicted as the organ that has the power both to "give life", and to give sexual pleasure to humankind.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vulva

    vul′va, n. the orifice of the external organs of generation of the female.—adjs. Vul′var, Vul′vate; Vul′viform, oval.—ns. Vulvis′mus, vaginismus; Vulvī′tis, inflammation of the vulva.—adjs. Vulvo-ū′terine, pertaining to the vulva and the uterus; Vulvovag′inal, pertaining to the vulva and the vagina.—n. Vulvovaginī′tis, inflammation of both the vulva and the vagina.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Vulva

    The external genitalia of the female. It includes the CLITORIS, the labia, the vestibule, and its glands.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vulva in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vulva in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Amy Johnson:

    In no way shape or form is someone going to tweet, 'I have bumps on my vulva. Do you think it's an STI?'.

  2. Mary Jane Minkin:

    If someone has psoriasis all over their body and it looks like psoriasis [on their vulva], I’ll assume it’s the same thing.

  3. Mary Jane Minkin:

    The vulva and vagina are some of the most sensitive tissues in the body to any allergies, so many people get bubble baths [as gifts], which leads to a lot of itching and burning because a lot of the agents are allergens.

  4. Alyssa Dweck:

    I would not recommend putting itinsidethe vagina, it’s really tough to get this stuff out, especially if it’s causing a reaction. Fair enough for sexual play if you want to put this stuff on the vulva or other portions of the body and get an erotic experience—that’s fine. But I wouldn’t advise putting it inside.

  5. Mary Jane Minkin:

    The vagina and the vulva are the most sensitive tissues in the body— to harsh soaps, fragrances, and all other possible allergens, when people think of ‘clean’ they tend to think of harsh, deodorizing soaps, but please don't use these. The less soap, the better. If you want to use a soap, use gentle pH balanced washes.

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