vulva

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See also: vulvă and Vulva

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin vulva, earlier volva (womb, female sexual organ), probably from volvare (to turn, wrap around). Akin to Sanskrit उल्ब (ulba, womb).

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vulva (plural vulvas or vulvae or vulvæ)

  1. (anatomy) The external female sexual organs, collectively.

Usage notes[edit]

Illustration of a vulva.

Vagina is often used to refer to the vulva or female genitals generally, even though strictly speaking the vagina is a wholly internal structure. Calling the vulva the vagina is rather like calling the lips the mouth or throat.

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vulva.

Noun[edit]

vulva f (plural vulvas)

  1. vulva

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vulva.

Noun[edit]

vulva f (plural vulve)

  1. (anatomy) vulva

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vulva f (genitive vulvae); first declension

  1. (anatomy) vulva
  2. (anatomy) womb
  3. vocative singular of vulva
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First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative vulva vulvae
genitive vulvae vulvārum
dative vulvae vulvīs
accusative vulvam vulvās
ablative vulvā vulvīs
vocative vulva vulvae
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Noun[edit]

vulvā

  1. ablative singular of vulva

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

vulva f (plural vulvas)

  1. (anatomy) vulva (the external female sexual organs)

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