noun (plural pudenda) Etymology: New Latin, singular of Latin pudenda, from neuter plural of pudendus, gerundive of pudēre to be ashamed Date: 1634 the external genital organs of a human being and especially of a woman — usually used in plural • pudendal adjective

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  • pudendum — (n.) late 14c., from L. pudendum (pl. pudenda), lit. thing to be ashamed of, neuter gerundive of pudere make ashamed, from PIE root * (s)peud to punish, repulse …   Etymology dictionary

  • Pudendum — Pu*den dum, n. [NL. See {Pudenda}.] (Anat.) The external organs of generation, especially of the female; the vulva. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pudendum — Genitales externos, especialmente los de la mujer. En una mujer comprende el monte de Venus, los labios mayores, los labios menores, el vestíbulo de la vagina y las glándulas vestibulares. En el hombre comprende el pene, el escroto y los… …   Diccionario médico

  • pudendum — ► NOUN (pl. pudenda) ▪ a person s external genitals, especially a woman s. ORIGIN from Latin pudenda membra parts to be ashamed of …   English terms dictionary

  • pudendum — [pyo͞o den′dəm] n. pl. pudenda [pyo͞o den′də] [ModL < L, neut. of pudendus, (something) to be ashamed of < pudere: see PUDENCY] 1. the external genitals of the female; vulva 2. [pl.] the external genitals of either sex pudendal [pyo͞o… …   English World dictionary

  • pudendum — UK [pjuːˈdendəm] / US [pjuˈdendəm] noun [countable] Word forms pudendum : singular pudendum plural pudenda UK [pjuːˈdendə] / US [pjuˈdendə] formal the sexual organs on the outside of someone s body, especially a woman s …   English dictionary

  • pudendum — pudenda, pudendum Both forms are used to refer to the female genitals; the first is plural and the second singular in construction …   Modern English usage

  • pudendum — n. [L. pudenda, external genitals] External female genitalia; the vulva …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pudendum — /pyooh den deuhm/, n., pl. pudenda / deuh/. Usually, pudenda. Anat. the external genital organs, esp. those of the female; vulva. [1350 1400; ME < LL, special use of neut. of L pudendus, gerundive of pudere to be ashamed] * * * …   Universalium

  • pudendum — noun /pjʊˈdɛndəm,pjuːˈdɛndəm,pjuˈdɛndəm/ a) An external genital organ in a human; especially a woman’s vulva. b) A shameful part of something …   Wiktionary

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