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vul·va

 (vŭl′və)
n. pl. vul·vas also vul·vae (-vē)
The external genitals of the female, including the labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, and vestibule of the vagina.

[Latin, womb, covering; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

vul′val, vul′var (-vər, -vär′), vul′vate′ (-vāt′, -vĭt) adj.
vul′vi·form′ (-və-fôrm′) adj.
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vulva

(ˈvʌlvə)
n, pl -vae (-viː) or -vas
(Anatomy) the external genitals of human females, including the labia, mons veneris, clitoris, and the vaginal orifice
[C16: from Latin: covering, womb, matrix]
ˈvulval, ˈvulvar, vulvate adj
vulviform adj
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vul•va

(ˈvʌl və)

n., pl. -vae (-vē), -vas.
the external female genitalia.
[1540–50; < Latin]
vul′val, vul′var, adj.
vul′vi•form` (-vəˌfɔrm) vul′vate (-veɪt, -vɪt) adj.
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vul·va

(vŭl′və)
The external genital organs of female mammals.
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vulva

(or pudendum) The external female genitals.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vulva - external parts of the female genitaliavulva - external parts of the female genitalia
labial vein, vena labialis - veins draining the lips of the vulva
urethra - duct through which urine is discharged in most mammals and which serves as the male genital duct
female reproductive system - the reproductive system of females
female genital organ, female genitalia, female genitals, fanny - external female sex organs; "in England `fanny' is vulgar slang for female genitals"
mons, mons pubis, mons veneris - a mound of fatty tissue covering the pubic area in women
labium - a liplike structure that bounds a bodily orifice (especially any of the four labiate folds of a woman's vulva)
labia majora - the two outer folds of the vulva
labia minora - the two inner folds of the vulva
clitoris, button - a female sexual organ homologous to the penis
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Translations
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vulva

[ˈvʌlvə] N (vulvas or vulvae (pl)) [ˈvʌlviː]vulva f
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vulva

n(weibliche) Scham, Vulva f (geh)
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vulva

n. L. vulva, conjunto de los órganos femeninos externos del aparato genital;
cancer of the ___cáncer de la ___.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

vulva

n (pl -vae) vulva
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