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genitals

[jen-i-tlz]
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plural noun
  1. genitalia.

Origin of genitals

plural noun use of genital
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  • The fourth the Spermatick, which are extended to the Genitals.

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British Dictionary definitions for genitals

genitals

genitalia (ˌdʒɛnɪˈteɪlɪə, -ˈteɪljə)

pl n
  1. the sexual organs; the testicles and penis of a male or the labia, clitoris, and vagina of a femaleRelated adjective: venereal
Derived Formsgenitalic (ˌdʒɛnɪˈtælɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for genitals

n.

"reproductive organs," late 14c., from genital (adj.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

genitals in Medicine

genitals

([object Object])
pl.n.
  1. Genitalia.
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genitals in Science

genitals

[jĕnĭ-tlz]
  1. The organs of reproduction in animals, especially the external sex organs.
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genitals in Culture

genitals

The organs involved in reproduction. (See reproductive systems.)

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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