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Vagina   /vədʒˈaɪnə/   Listen

(pl. vaginae)
The lower part of the female reproductive tract; a moist canal in female mammals extending from the labia minora to the uterus.  "The vagina is elastic enough to allow the passage of a fetus"

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"Vagina" Quotes from Famous Books

... a woman whose name was Bagutayka. She had had only one daughter whose name was Bagan. A boy who lived in Lantagan wished to marry Bagan, but she did not wish to marry him because she had no vagina, and she was ashamed. Her mother said, "Take this little pot with pictures on the outside, and this sucker of banana and go to the roadside where people are passing. When people are passing, you will make them sick in their knees or feet." Then poor Bagan went by the roadside. In a short ...
— Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore • Fay-Cooper Cole

... organs of generation in normal condition. This shows diagrammatically the position of the organs if a woman were cut in two between the thighs. The rubber pessary is shown in position, slightly distending upper end of vagina (or front passage), and covering the opening into interior of womb. A suppository introduced beforehand will dissolve and occupy the dotted space above rubber pessary, forming a pool around the mouth of the womb. The walls of the vagina are elastic and collapsible. Infection ...
— Safe Marriage - A Return to Sanity • Ettie A. Rout

... the uterus. Here some most remarkable changes immediately take place whereby the egg is held firmly to the inner wall of the uterine cavity; while the unimpregnated egg, as I have said, passes down the uterine cavity into the vagina, and thus out of the body. In other words, the fertilized egg is retained within the body, while the unfertilized one ...
— Treatise on the Diseases of Women • Lydia E. Pinkham

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

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