vaginismus

[ vaj-uh-niz-muh s ]
/ ˌvædʒ əˈnɪz məs /

noun Pathology.

a painful spasm of the vagina.

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Origin of vaginismus

From New Latin, dating back to 1865–70; see origin at vagina, -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for vaginismus

vaginismus
/ (ˌvædʒɪˈnɪzməs, -ˈnɪsməs) /

noun

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

vaginismus
[ văj′ə-nĭzməs ]

n.

A usually prolonged and painful contraction or spasm of the vagina.
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