noun, plural pu·den·da [pyoo-den-duh] /pyuˈdɛn də/. Usually pudenda. Anatomy.
- pudendal artery,
- pudendal canal,
- pudendal nerve,
Origin of pudendum
Examples from the Web for pudenda
If a woman gives birth to pudenda, the royal dynasty will be changed.
This suggestion is borne out by the figures of women with the pudenda exposed and often exaggerated in size.The Witch-cult in Western Europe|Margaret Alice Murray
In order that I might feast my eyes on her pudenda she must not wear drawers.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
Thus, the ancients attributed to the lion a particular antipathy to strong smells, such as garlic, and the pudenda of a woman.Zoological Mythology (Volume II)|Angelo de Gubernatis
The malo is bound around the loins, after having passed between the legs, to cover the pudenda.Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands|Charles Nordhoff
noun plural -da (-də)
Word Origin for pudendum
"external genitals," late 14c. (pudenda), from Latin pudendum (plural pudenda), literally "thing to be ashamed of," neuter gerundive of pudere "make ashamed; be ashamed," from PIE root *(s)peud- "to punish, repulse." Translated into Old English as scamlim ("shame-limb"); in Middle English also anglicized as pudende (early 15c.). Related: Pudendal.