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, pl.


(vŭl'vă), [TA]
[NA] The external genitalia of the female, composed of the mons pubis, the labia majora and minora, the clitoris, the vestibule of the vagina and its glands, and the opening of the urethra and of the vagina.
Synonym(s): cunnus, trema (2)
[L. a wrapper or covering, seed covering, womb, fr. volvo, to roll]
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