- a painful spasm of the vagina.
Origin of vaginismus
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While the suggestions Danielle's doctor offered proved futile, her vaginismus went away after she stopped breastfeeding.The Female Sex-Pain Mystery
March 27, 2010
- painful spasm of the vagina
C19: from New Latin, from vagina + -ismus; see -ism
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Word Origin and History for vaginismus
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- A usually prolonged and painful contraction or spasm of the vagina.
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