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See also: genitália
- External sex organs.
- 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 189:
- The second turning of the spiral is the fact that the pink blush of the female genitalia is what lures Enkidu away from his wild companions into what becomes the beginning of his movement into human society.
- (by extension) Any sex organs, whether external or internal.
- In form, genitalia is plural; the singular would theoretically be *genitale but this is not used.
- Genitalia may be used with either singular or plural verbs; using plural verbs ("his genitalia are...") is two or three times more common than using singular verbs ("his genitalia is...").
- Sometimes, when genitalia is treated as singular, the plural genitalias is found, mostly in nonstandard or non-native speakers' English (albeit including non-native speakers' scholarly and scientific writing).
(external sex organs):
genitals or sex organs — See also translations at sex organ
- genitalia in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
genitalia m pl (definite plural genitaliene)
genitalia n pl (definite plural genitaliaa)
- “genitalia” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
Declension of genitalia