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vulva Saltos de línea: vulva
Pronunciación: /ˈvʌlvə/

Definición de vulva en inglés:


1 Anatomy The female external genitals.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Lichen planus can affect other parts of the body such as the nails, scalp (causing hair loss) and rarely, the inside of the vulva or oesophagus.
  • Bartholin's duct cysts, the most common cystic growths in the vulva, occur in the labia majora.
  • Two lesions presented as nodules, and 1 presented as a mass; the tumors were located on the eyelid, vulva, and abdomen.
1.1 Zoology The external opening of the vagina or reproductive tract in a female mammal or nematode.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The nematode vulva is formed from precursor cells in the ventral epidermis called Pn.p cells.
  • In the examined specimens, it is not possible to directly observe the vulva opening on sternite 6 because it is probably (as with modern dorippids) covered by the abdomen.
  • A developmental process studied in great detail is the development of the vulva, the egg-laying structure of nematodes.


Pronunciación: /ˈvʌlvəl/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Gynaecological cancers - cervical, ovarian, endometrial and vulval - are the most common type to hit women under 35.
  • The most extreme form of female circumcision, infibulation, involves the complete removal of the vulval tissue including the clitoris and the labia.
  • Some people in this area who deal in student health and women's health say that the current epidemic of G strings, is making cystitis worse by causing irritation to the vulval area and making spread of these organisms more likely.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Women with a history of vulvar disease should examine themselves more often, perhaps every two weeks.
  • The physical examination may reproduce the pain, such as localized pain with vulvar vestibulitis, when the vagina is touched with a cotton swab.
  • Because the Bartholin's glands usually shrink during menopause, a vulvar growth in a postmenopausal woman should be evaluated for malignancy.


Late Middle English: from Latin, literally 'womb'.

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