Definition of Vulva

1. Noun. External parts of the female genitalia.


Definition of Vulva

1. n. The external parts of the female genital organs; sometimes, the opening between the projecting parts of the external organs.

2. n. The external parts of the female genital organs; sometimes, the opening between the projecting parts of the external organs.

Definition of Vulva

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

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Definition of Vulva

1. The vulva (from Latin, vulva, plural vulvae or vulvas; see etymology) refers to the external genital organs of the female. In colloquial speech, the term vagina is often used to refer to the female genitals generally, although, strictly speaking, the vagina is a specific internal structure, whereas the vulva is the whole exterior genitalia. This article deals with the human vulva, although the structures are similar for other mammals. The vulva has many major and minor anatomical structures, including the labia majora, mons pubis, labia minora, clitoris, bulb of the vestibule, vestibule of the vagina, greater and lesser vestibular glands, and vaginal orifice. Its development occurs during several phases, chiefly the fetal and pubertal periods. As the outer portal of the human matrix or womb, it protects its opening by a "double door": the labia majora (large lips) and the labia minora (small lips), as well as a vulval vestibule. The vagina is a self-cleaning organ, sustaining healthy microbial flora that flows from the inside out; the vulva needs only simple washing to assure good vulvovaginal health, without recourse to any internal cleansing (douching). The vulva is, however, more susceptible to infections than the penis and testicles. The vulva has a sexual function; these external organs are richly innervated and provide pleasure when properly stimulated. Since the origin of human society, in various branches of art the vulva has been depicted as the organ that has the power both "to give life" (i.e., often associated with the womb in pre-historic periods and antiquity, decreasingly so as science has progressed), and to give sexual pleasure to humankind.

Medical Definition of Vulva

1. The visible external female genitalia consisting of the mons pubis, labia, clitoris, vaginal orifice, vestibule and vestibular glands. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vulva

vulpinite
vulsella
vulsellae
vulsellum forceps
vultern
vulture
vulture capitalist
vulturelike
vultures
vulturine
vulturish
vulturism
vulturn
vulturns
vulturous
vulvectomies

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