Definitions for: Vagina


[n] 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"



Webster (1913) Definition: Va*gi"na, n.; pl. Vagin[ae]. [L. vagina a scabbard or
sheath.]
1. (Anat.)
(a) A sheath; a theca; as, the vagina of the portal vein.
(b) Specifically, the canal which leads from the uterus to
the external orifice if the genital canal, or to the
cloaca.

2. (Zo["o]l.) The terminal part of the oviduct in insects and
various other invertebrates. See Illust., of
Spermatheca.

3. (Bot.) The basal expansion of certain leaves, which
inwraps the stem; a sheath.

4. (Arch.) The shaft of a terminus, from which the bust of
figure seems to issue or arise.

See Also: arteria vaginalis, canal, channel, duct, epithelial duct, external orifice, female genital organ, female genitalia, female genitals, female reproductive system, hymen, maidenhead, urethral orifice, vaginal artery, virginal membrane

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