Origin of genitals
plural noun use of genital
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genitalia (ˌdʒɛnɪˈteɪlɪə, -ˈteɪljə)
- the sexual organs; the testicles and penis of a male or the labia, clitoris, and vagina of a femaleRelated adjective: venereal
Word Origin and History for genitals
"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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