Origin of genitals
plural noun use of genital
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The fourth the Spermatick, which are extended to the Genitals.The Compleat Surgeon, or the Whole Art of Surgery Explain'd in a Most Familiar Method
Charles Gabriel Le Clerc
genitalia (ˌdʒɛnɪˈteɪlɪə, -ˈteɪljə)
- the sexual organs; the testicles and penis of a male or the labia, clitoris, and vagina of a femaleRelated adjective: venereal
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"reproductive organs," late 14c., from genital (adj.).
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- The organs of reproduction in animals, especially the external sex organs.
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