vaginismus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vaginismus muscular contraction that causes the vagina to close; usually an anxiety reaction before coitus or pelvic examination
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vaginismus (Med) A painful spasmodic contraction of the vagina, often rendering copulation impossible.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vaginismus A spasmodic narrowing of the orifice of the vagina. Also called vulvismus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Vaginismus spasmodic contraction of the vagina
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., 'a sheath.'

Usage

In literature:

There was a condition of vaginismus.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Vaginismus, which will be treated elsewhere, sometimes causes sterility.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Dyspareunia must not be confused with true vaginismus.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
We have already mentioned vaginismus, which is often produced in women by the first coitus.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Vaginismus contractio spasmodica musculorum ad orificium vaginae est, et haec vaginam claudit.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
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