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va·gi·na

 (və-jī′nə)
n. pl. va·gi·nas or va·gi·nae (-nē)
1. Anatomy
a. The passage leading from the opening of the vulva to the cervix of the uterus in female mammals.
b. A similar part in some invertebrates.
2. Biology Any of various sheathlike structures.

[Latin vāgīna, sheath.]

vagina

(vəˈdʒaɪnə)
n, pl -nas or -nae (-niː)
1. (Anatomy) the moist canal in most female mammals, including humans, that extends from the cervix of the uterus to an external opening between the labia minora
2. (Anatomy) anatomy biology any sheath or sheathlike structure, such as a leaf base that encloses a stem
3. (Biology) anatomy biology any sheath or sheathlike structure, such as a leaf base that encloses a stem
[C17: from Latin: sheath]
vagˈinal adj

va•gi•na

(vəˈdʒaɪ nə)

n., pl. -nas, -nae (-nē).
1.
a. the passage leading from the uterus to the vulva in female mammals.
b. a sheathlike part or organ.
2. the sheath at the base of a leaf where it surrounds the stalk, as in grasses.
[1675–85; < New Latin; Latin vāgīna sheath]

va·gi·na

(və-jī′nə)
The part of the reproductive tract in female mammals that is connected to the uterus at one end and opens to the outside of the body on the other end. Offspring pass through the vagina during birth.

vagina

The muscular passage between the vulva and cervix (neck of the uterus).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vagina - the lower part of the female reproductive tractvagina - 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"
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
arteria vaginalis, vaginal artery - a branch of the internal iliac that provides blood for the vagina and the base of the bladder and the rectum
external orifice, urethral orifice - the orifice through which urine is discharged
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"
maidenhead, virginal membrane, hymen - a fold of tissue that partly covers the entrance to the vagina of a virgin

vagina

noun vulva, pussy (taboo slang), cunt (taboo slang), box (taboo slang), hole (taboo slang), crack (taboo slang), snatch (taboo slang), fanny (Brit. taboo slang), beaver (taboo slang), muff (taboo slang), twat (taboo slang), quim (Brit. taboo), yoni, minge (Brit. taboo slang), punani (taboo slang) Sperm are ejaculated into the vagina during intercourse.
Translations
مهبل
pochvavagína
skedevagina
vagino
نیام
emätintuppi
बुरयॊऩि
rodnicavagina
hüvelyvagina
보지
vagina
യോനി
vagina
vajinadöl yolu
پھدیچوت
âm đạo

vagina

[vəˈdʒaɪnə] N (vaginas or vaginae (pl)) [vəˈdʒaɪniː]vagina f

vagina

[vəˈdʒaɪnə] nvagin m

vagina

nScheide f, → Vagina f

vagina

[vəˈdʒaɪnə] nvagina

vagina

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

vagina

n vagina
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