noun, plural vulvae [vuhl-vee] , vulvas. Anatomy.
the external female genitalia.

1540–50; < Latin

vulval, vulvar, adjective
vulviform [vuhl-vuh-fawrm] , vulvate [vuhl-veyt, -vit] , adjective
nonvulval, adjective
nonvulvar, adjective Unabridged
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vulva (ˈvʌlvə)
n , pl -vae, -vas
the external genitals of human females, including the labia, mons veneris, clitoris, and the vaginal orifice
[C16: from Latin: covering, womb, matrix]

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Word Origin & History

1548, from L. vulva, earlier volva "womb, female sexual organ," lit. "wrapper," from volvere "to turn, twist, roll, revolve," also "turn over in the mind," from PIE base *wel- "to turn, revolve" (cf. Skt. valate "turns round," ulvam "womb, vulva;" Lith. valtis "twine, net," apvalus "round;" O.C.S. valiti
"roll, welter," vluna "wave;" Gk. eluo "wind, wrap," helix "spiral object," eilein "to turn, squeeze;" Goth. walwjan "to roll;" O.E. wealwian "roll," weoloc "whelk, spiral-shelled mollusk;" O.H.G. walzan "to roll, waltz;" O.Ir. fulumain "rolling;" Welsh olwyn "wheel").
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Medical Dictionary

vulva vul·va (vŭl'və)
n. pl. vul·vae (-vē)
The external genital organs of the female, including the labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, and vestibule of the vagina.

vul'val or vul'var (-vər, -vär') adj.
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vulva   (vŭl'və)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural vulvas or vulvae (vŭl'vē')
The external genitals of female mammals, including the labia and clitoris.
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vulva [(vul-vuh)]

The external organs of the female reproductive system.

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