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va·gi·na  audio  (v-jn) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. va·gi·nas or va·gi·nae  (-n) KEY 
  1. Anatomy
    1. The passage leading from the opening of the vulva to the cervix of the uterus in female mammals.
    2. A similar part in some invertebrates.
  2. Botany A sheathlike structure, such as the leaf of a grass that surrounds a stem.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin vgna, sheath


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