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. 2018

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Word Origin and History for vaginal

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

vaginal in Medicine


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