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vaginismus

[vaj-uh-niz-muh s] /ˌvædʒ əˈnɪz məs/
noun, Pathology
1.
a painful spasm of the vagina.
Origin of vaginismus
1865-1870
1865-70; < New Latin; see vagina, -ism
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vaginismus

/ˌvædʒɪˈnɪzməs; -ˈnɪsməs/
noun
1.
painful spasm of the vagina
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from vagina + -ismus; see -ism
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Word Origin and History for vaginismus
n.

1866, Modern Latin, from vagina + -ismus (see -ism).

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vaginismus in Medicine

vaginismus vag·i·nis·mus (vāj'ə-nĭz'məs)
n.
A usually prolonged and painful contraction or spasm of the vagina.

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