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pudendum

[ pyoo-den-duhm ]
/ pyuˈdɛn dəm /
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noun, plural pu·den·da [pyoo-den-duh]. /pyuˈdɛn də/. Usually pudenda. Anatomy.
the external genital organs, especially those of the female; vulva.
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Origin of pudendum

1350–1400; Middle English <Late Latin, special use of neuter of Latin pudendus, gerundive of pudēre to be ashamed
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British Dictionary definitions for pudendum

pudendum
/ (pjuːˈdɛndəm) /

noun plural -da (-də)
(often plural) the human external genital organs collectively, esp of a female

Derived forms of pudendum

pudendal or pudic (ˈpjuːdɪk), adjective

Word Origin for pudendum

C17: from Late Latin, from Latin pudenda the shameful (parts), from pudēre to be ashamed
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Medical definitions for pudendum

pudendum
[ pyōō-dĕndəm ]

n. pl. pu•den•da (-də)
The human external genitalia, especially of a woman.

Other words from pudendum

pu•dendal (-dĕndəl) adj.
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