• enPR: vəjīʹnə, IPA: /vəˈdʒaɪnə/

vagina (plural vaginas)

  1. (anatomy) The passage leading from the opening of the vulva to the cervix of the uterus for copulation and childbirth in female mammals.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:vagina
    • 1991, Mark M. Jones, Human Reproductive Biology (page 61)
      The epithelial lining of the vagina consists of many layers of flattened cells. Changes in the condition of these cells during the menstrual cycle can be detected by swabbing the lining and looking at the cells under a microscope.
  2. (zoology) A similar part in some invertebrates.
  3. (botany) A sheath-like structure, such as the leaf of a grass that surrounds a stem.
    Synonyms: sheath
  4. The vulva.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:vulva
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