rugae of vagina

vaginal rugae

[TA]
transverse ridges in the mucous membrane of the vagina.
Synonym(s): rugae vaginales [TA], rugae of vagina

rugae of vagina

Etymology: L, ruga, ridge, vagina, sheath
the transverse ridges on the mucous membrane lining the vagina. They allow the vagina to stretch during childbirth. Many of the ridges disappear with the atrophy of menopause.