[ vaj-uh-nl ]
/ ˈvædʒ ə nl /


Anatomy, Zoology. pertaining to or involving the vagina.
pertaining to or resembling a sheath.

Nearby words

  1. vagary,
  2. vagile,
  3. vagility,
  4. vagin-,
  5. vagina,
  6. vaginal artery,
  7. vaginal atresia,
  8. vaginal celiotomy,
  9. vaginal condom,
  10. vaginal gland

Origin of vaginal

First recorded in 1720–30; vagin(a) + -al1

Related formsvag·i·nal·ly, adverbin·ter·vag·i·nal, adjectivenon·vag·i·nal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for vaginal



1726, from vagina + -al (1). Related: Vaginally.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for vaginal


[ văjə-nəl ]


Of or relating to the vagina.
Relating to or resembling a sheath.

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