Definition of fourchette in English:


Syllabification: four·chette
Pronunciation: /fo͞orˈSHet


A thin fold of skin at the back of the vulva.
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  • Low lesions are often associated with fistulas to the perineum or posterior vaginal fourchette.
  • Ecchymoses and minor lacerations at peri-introital and posterior fourchette may also recur after coitus or during a speculum examination.


mid 18th century: from French, diminutive of fourche 'fork'.

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