vulval

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From vulva +‎ -al.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vulval (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to the vulva.
    • 1990, Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae:
      In John and Salomé, Salomé's nipples are angry blossoms, her black navel vulval, tendrilous, vaguely insectimorphic.
    • 2003, Jenny Diski, "It's so beautiful", London Review of Books, XXV.22:
      Pythagoras, she suggests, venerated three-sided figures for their vaginal symbolism; Upper Palaeolithic dips in rock are chipped away by cavemen into vulval icons.