[ vaj-uh-niz-muhs ]
/ ˌvædʒ əˈnɪz məs /
a painful spasm of the vagina.
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Example sentences from the Web for vaginismus
While the suggestions Danielle's doctor offered proved futile, her vaginismus went away after she stopped breastfeeding.
British Dictionary definitions for vaginismus
/ (ˌvædʒɪˈnɪzməs, -ˈnɪsməs) /
painful spasm of the vagina
Word Origin for vaginismus
C19: from New Latin, from vagina + -ismus; see -ism
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Medical definitions for vaginismus
[ văj′ə-nĭz′məs ]
A usually prolonged and painful contraction or spasm of the vagina.
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