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Vagina   Listen
noun
Vagina  n.  (pl. vaginae)  
1.
(Anat.)
(a)
A sheath; a theca; as, the vagina of the portal vein.
(b)
Specifically, the canal which leads from the uterus to the external orifice of the genital canal, or to the cloaca.
2.
(Zool.) The terminal part of the oviduct in insects and various other invertebrates.
3.
(Bot.) The basal expansion of certain leaves, which inwraps the stem; a sheath.
4.
(Arch.) The shaft of a terminus, from which the bust or figure seems to issue or arise.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Vagina" Quotes from Famous Books



... malformation or hiatus in union along the median line of the sacrum or loins. As the process of union along the median line may err by a defect or omission, so may it, on the other hand, err by an excess of fulfilment, as, for example, when the urethra, the vagina, or the anus are found to be imperforate. As the median line of union thus seems to influence the form of the hypogastrium, the genitals, and the perinaeum, the dissection of these ...
— Surgical Anatomy • Joseph Maclise

... to polypi in the nasal cavity, in the anus, and in the vagina, which it will not be out of place ...
— The Dog - A nineteenth-century dog-lovers' manual, - a combination of the essential and the esoteric. • William Youatt

... womb to provide nourishing material for the ovule to use in its growth. But the womb, or nest, is not strong enough yet to hold a healthy baby, so this extra amount of blood with the ovule is sent out of the body through the vagina, which is a muscular tube leading from the womb to the external parts (private parts). We call this flow the menstrual flow. This occurs every month and each time the womb becomes a little stronger and better able to hold a growing ...
— Confidences - Talks With a Young Girl Concerning Herself • Edith B. Lowry



Words linked to "Vagina" :   female genital organ, virginal membrane, channel, duct, female genitals, epithelial duct, vestibule of the vagina, urethral orifice, fanny, vaginal artery, arteria vaginalis, hymen, maidenhead, female reproductive system, female genitalia



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