pudendum

[ pyoo-den-duh m ]
/ pyuˈdɛn dəm /

noun, plural pu·den·da [pyoo-den-duh] /pyuˈdɛn də/. Usually pudenda. Anatomy.

the external genital organs, especially those of the female; vulva.

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

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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Medicine definitions for pudendum

pudendum

[ pyōō-dĕndəm ]

n. pl. pu•den•da (-də)

The human external genitalia, especially of a woman.

Related forms

pu•dendal (-dĕndəl) adj.
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