birth canal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n birth canal a passage in the uterus and vagina through which a fetus passes during vaginal birth
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Usage

In literature:

Some few germs of this disease have remained in the vagina or birth canal and as the baby passes along the canal they enter its eyes.
"Herself" by E. B. Lowry
Vagina or Birth Canal, into which the penis fits during the sex act.
"The Sex Side of Life" by Mary Dennett
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In news:

Their babies were lodged in their narrow birth canals, and the resulting pressure cut off blood to vital tissues and ripped holes in their bowels or urethras, or both.
A normal presentation in the birth of a lamb will begin with the appearance of the front legs, followed by the nose and then — once the shoulders pass through the birth canal — the rest of the delivery will proceed quickly and easily.
When she was pregnant, Kurshan ruminated on how her baby's upcoming journey through the birth canal was paralleled by a Talmudic discussion of the Israelites' exodus from Egypt through the "birth canal" of the Red Sea.
McCain's Canal Zone Birth Prompts Queries About Whether That Rules Him Out.
All along its 360-mile route, towns to which the canal gave birth are looking to its powerful ghost for economic revival.
In the moments after birth, newborns are often red, bluish, or even grayish and bruised from their rocky trip down the birth canal.
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