vulva

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vulva external parts of the female genitalia
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vulva (Anat) The external parts of the female genital organs; sometimes, the opening between the projecting parts of the external organs.
    • Vulva (Zoöl) The orifice of the oviduct of an insect or other invertebrate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vulva In anatomy, the external organs of generation of the female; especially, the orifice of these parts, the external termination of the vagina—of an elliptical contour in the human female.
    • n vulva In entomology, the orifice of the oviduct.
    • n vulva In conchology, the oval or vulviform conformation presented by certain bivalve shells when the right and left valves are in apposition. See Veneridæ
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vulva vul′va the orifice of the external organs of generation of the female
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. vulva, volva, from volvere, to roll

Usage

In literature:

On the 15th of October a portion of a fetus of five months' growth in an advanced stage of decomposition protruded from the vulva.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Here also a cross appears to mark the vulva.
"The Non-Christian Cross An Enquiry Into the Origin and History of the Symbol Eventually Adopted as That of Our Religion" by John Denham Parsons
The vulva is never exposed.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
On this occasion and once afterward he succeeded in penetrating the vulva.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
The common external opening or vulva.
"Disease and Its Causes" by William Thomas Councilman
It is most common in the mouth, but sometimes occurs on the vulva.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Wounds to the vulva are dangerous, owing to haemorrhage from the large plexus of veins without valves.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
The vagina extends from the vulva to the lower end of the uterus, which it incloses, passing between the bladder and the rectum.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
In some even the vulva and anus become one foramen, having the same course.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
Without drying the vulva, two sterile pads are applied and pinned to the binder.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
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In poetry:

The flies swarmed on the putrid vulva, then
A black tumbling rout would seethe
Of maggots, thick like a torrent in a glen,
Over those rags that lived and seemed to breathe.
"A Carrion" by Allen Tate

In news:

You find the aborted fetus or the cow with placental membranes hanging from the vulva.
A 21 year old woman goes to her gynecologist because her vagina and vulva have been itching for the past three days.
A cream to lighten the vulva .
Start enjoying a "brighter, clearer" vulva in just seven days.
Thai girls pose on Facebook with bottles of "Lactacyd White Intimate" vulva -whitening cream in hopes of winning a trip to Paris courtesty of the product's maker, Lactacyd Thailand.
Female vulva associated with an "anneau".
V' is for vulva , not just vagina.
None of the vaccinated women developed HPV-related precancers in the vagina or vulva , compared to 10 of the women who received a placebo vaccine.
A cream to lighten the vulva.
Thai girls pose on Facebook with bottles of "Lactacyd White Intimate" vulva- whitening cream in hopes of winning a trip to Paris courtesty of the product's maker, Lactacyd Thailand.
From www.smellmeand.com, the website of Vulva Original.
She is the first female dog I have ever had and I don't know how to trim around her vulva.
Between eau de vulva (yes, this really exists.
A British sculptor's exhibit of female genitals celebrate the diversity of the vulva, and fights female genital mutilation.
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