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[jen-i-tey-lee-uh, -teyl-yuh]
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plural noun Anatomy.
  1. the organs of reproduction, especially the external organs.
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Origin of genitalia

1875–80; < Latin genitālia, neuter plural of genitālis genital
Related formsgen·i·tal·ic [jen-i-tal-ik] /ˌdʒɛn ɪˈtæl ɪk/, gen·i·ta·li·al, adjective
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Related Words

genitalia, nuts, gonads, vulva, testes, stones, pudenda, meat

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Historical Examples

  • Genitalia: the external organs of generation with all appendages.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • Genitalia of a male Noctuid from below : the parts separated out.

Word Origin and History for genitalia


1876, Modern Latin, from Latin genitalia (membra), neuter plural of genitalis (see genital).

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genitalia in Medicine


(jĕn′ĭ-tālē-ə, -tālyə)
  1. The reproductive organs, especially the external sex organs.
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