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 pudendum
The girls who died most usually became mortified in the pudendum.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
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.