pudenda

pudendum

[pyoo-den-duhm]
noun, plural pudenda [pyoo-den-duh] , Usually, pudenda, Anatomy.
the external genital organs, especially those of the female; vulva.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin, special use of neuter of Latin pudendus, gerundive of pudēre to be ashamed

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pudendum (pjuːˈdɛndəm)
 
n , pl -da
(often plural) the human external genital organs collectively, esp of a female
 
[C17: from Late Latin, from Latin pudenda the shameful (parts), from pudēre to be ashamed]
 
pu'dendal
 
adj
 
pudic
 
adj

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pudendum
late 14c., from L. pudendum (pl. pudenda), lit. "thing to be ashamed of," neut. gerundive of pudere "make ashamed," of unknown origin.
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pudendum pu·den·dum (pyōō-děn'dəm)
n. pl. pu·den·da (-də)
The human external genitalia, especially of a woman.


pu·den'dal (-děn'dəl) adj.
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