vagina

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vagina the lower part of the female reproductive tract; a moist canal in female mammals extending from the labia minora to the uterus "the vagina receives the penis during coitus","the vagina is elastic enough to allow the passage of a fetus"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vagina (Anat) A sheath; a theca; as, the vagina of the portal vein.
    • Vagina (Anat) Specifically, the canal which leads from the uterus to the external orifice of the genital canal, or to the cloaca.
    • Vagina (Bot) The basal expansion of certain leaves, which inwraps the stem; a sheath.
    • Vagina (Arch) The shaft of a terminus, from which the bust or figure seems to issue or arise.
    • Vagina (Zoöl) The terminal part of the oviduct in insects and various other invertebrates. See Illust., of Spermatheca.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vagina In botany, the sheath formed by the basal part of certain leaves where they embrace the stem: a sheath.
    • n vagina In anatomy and zoology, a sheath; a sheathing or covering part or organ; a case: specifically applied to various structures. The sexual passage of the female from the vulva to the uterus. In all the higher Mammalia it is the terminal section of a Müllerian duct or oviduct united with its fellow; in the lower it is double, wholly or in part, there being two more or less complete vaginæ, right and left. In some oviparous animals, as birds, the termination of the oviduct, beyond the uterine Part, receives the name of vagina. See uterus, and cut under peritoneum, In entomology, a sheath-like plate or part inclosing an organ. In some cases also called valve. Specifically— The long channeled labrum of the mosquito and other blood-sucking flies, in which the lancet-like mandibles and maxillæ are concealed. The jointed sheath of the promuscis of hemipterous insects, homologous with the labium of a typical insect. The parts supporting and covering the tongue of a bee. corresponding to the mentum, maxillæ. and palpi. The tubular sheath of the sting of a bee or wasp.
    • n vagina In architecture, the upper part of the pedestal of a terminus, from which the bust or figure seems to issue or arise; a sheath or gaine. [Rare or obsolete.]
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vagina vā-jī′na (anat.) the canal or passage which leads from the external orifice to the uterus, a sheath, case: the upper part of the pedestal of a terminus:
    • n Vagina vā-jī′na (bot.) a leaf-stalk when it becomes thin and rolls round the stem to which it then forms a stalk, as in grasses
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Quotations

  • Sharon Stone
    Sharon Stone
    “If you have a vagina and an attitude in this town, then that's a lethal combination.”
  • Florynce R. Kennedy
    Florynce R. Kennedy
    “There are very few jobs that actually require a penis or vagina. All other jobs should be open to everybody.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. vagina, a scabbard or sheath
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., 'a sheath.'

Usage

In literature:

She could distinctly perceive the clitoris, vagina, etc.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
The laceration can take place at the mouth of the womb, or on the outside, between the vagina and rectum.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)" by W. Grant Hague, M.D.
Keep this up for several days, and do not breed until all discharges from the vagina have ceased flowing.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
The oviducts of the female do not fuse distally to form a median vagina as they do in the rabbit.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
In little girls, however, in whom the lining of the vagina is tender, gonorrhea of the vagina and the vulva is common.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
Finally, inflammation may extend from a diseased vagina or urethra to the bladder.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Now you have conducted head safely through pelvis and vagina to the world.
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
The inlet of the vagina should then be opened so as to admit air.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
The vagina is a door at which they deliver regularly like industrious milkmen.
"Fantazius Mallare" by Ben Hecht
Still, physicians are sometimes called on to remove such articles from the vaginae of quite little girls.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
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In news:

The Top 5 Best (Pro-Lady) Songs About Vagina.
Naomi Wolf's new book, 'Vagina,' inspires female hate .
Vagina Panther, Foxygen, Milk Dick, etc: Why 20 Bands Playing CMJ Chose Their Name.
You know, that thing where her vagina is infected by a large and unhealthy amount of life.
Naomi Wolf's new book, 'Vagina,' inspires female hate.
Naomi Wolf defends vaginas everywhere.
Write back when you have a vagina and are pregnant.
You probably read here a few weeks ago about how a congresswoman in Michigan was banned from speaking on the House floor because she used the word "vagina" in front of her colleagues.
Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf.
State Rep Lisa Brown said she never magined using the word "vagina" during a debate over anti-abortion legislation would lead to being barred from speaking n the Michigan House for a day.
Oversized Vagina, Slightly Used.
I'll See Lisa Brown's Vagina and Raise you a C. Lisa Brown would like to overturn Roe vs Wade in the name of her vagina .
Nothing wrong with being hot and having an extra vagina .
Vagina remarks were 'performance art'.
It was the " vagina " heard round the world.
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