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  1. Anatomy, Zoology. pertaining to or involving the vagina.
  2. pertaining to or resembling a sheath.
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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
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Examples from the Web for vaginal

Historical Examples of vaginal

  • It is located about an inch below the Clitoris and is just above the Vaginal Orifice.

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  • Vaginal smears at this stage often showed nucleated cells characteristic of oestrus.

  • Vaginal and rectal specula have been found: also a forceps for removing fractured pieces of bone from the surface of the brain.

  • Every woman will find this a most valuable assistant whenever a Vaginal Injection is desirable.

Word Origin and History for vaginal


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

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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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