- Anatomy, Zoology.
- the passage leading from the uterus to the vulva in certain female mammals.Compare oviduct.
- a sheathlike part or organ.
- Botany. the sheath formed by the basal part of certain leaves where they embrace the stem.
Origin of vagina
Examples from the Web for vagina
And yes, she considers Beyoncé a bit less than women like Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues.Annie Lennox Doesn’t Give a Damn What You Think
October 21, 2014
The guy who took the cake suffered from a Vagina Dentata phobia, with attendant castration anxiety.HONOR THIS!
February 3, 2014
One lucky day on the playground, I spotted “VAGINA” scrawled on top of a twisty slide, with kids shooting out the hole.My Real-Life ‘Suburgatory’
Linda Erin Keenan
September 28, 2011
It consists of a discharge from the Vagina, or the Uterus through the Vagina.Private Sex Advice to Women
R. B. Armitage
The internal organs of generation consist in the female of the Vagina, the Uterus, the Ovaries and their appendages.Fruits of Philosophy
It is connected with the Vagina, and opens into it by the small orifice called the mouth of the womb.
They are two broad folds of membranous and adipose substance, forming the portals to the Vulva, or entrance to the Vagina.
The upper part of the Vagina is much larger than the lower part, particularly in those who have borne children.
- 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
- anatomy biology any sheath or sheathlike structure, such as a leaf base that encloses a stem
Word Origin and History for vagina
1680s, from Latin vagina "sheath, scabbard" (plural vaginae), from PIE *wag-ina- (cf. Lithuanian voziu "ro cover with a hollow thing"), from root *wag- "to break, split, bite." Probably the ancient notion is of a sheath made from a split piece of wood (see sheath). A modern medical word; the Latin word was not used in an anatomical sense in classical times. Anthropological vagina dentata is attested from 1908.
- The genital canal in the female, leading from the opening of the vulva to the cervix of the uterus.
- A sheathlike anatomical structure.
- The tube-shaped 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. The fully developed fetus passes through the vagina during birth.