genitalia

[ jen-i-tey-lee-uh, -teyl-yuh ]
/ ˌdʒɛn ɪˈteɪ li ə, -ˈteɪl yə /

plural noun Anatomy.

the organs of reproduction, especially the external organs.

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Origin of genitalia

1875–80; <Latin genitālia, neuter plural of genitālisgenital

OTHER WORDS FROM genitalia

gen·i·tal·ic [jen-i-tal-ik], /ˌdʒɛn ɪˈtæl ɪk/, gen·i·ta·li·al, adjective
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Medical definitions for genitalia

genitalia
[ jĕn′ĭ-tālē-ə, -tālyə ]

pl.n.

The reproductive organs, especially the external sex organs.
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