[ pyoo-den-duhm ]
/ 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.
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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
Words nearby pudendum
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Example sentences from the Web for pudendum
The girls who died most usually became mortified in the pudendum.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
British Dictionary definitions for pudendum
/ (pjuːˈdɛndəm) /
noun plural -da (-də)
(often plural) the human external genital organs collectively, esp of a female
Derived forms of pudendumpudendal 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
[ pyōō-dĕn′dəm ]
n. pl. pu•den•da (-də)
The human external genitalia, especially of a woman.
Other words from pudendumpu•den′dal (-dĕn′dəl) adj.
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