birth canal
noun Date: 1927 the channel formed by the cervix, vagina, and vulva through which the fetus passes during birth

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • birth canal — n the channel formed by the cervix, vagina, and vulva through which the fetus passes during birth * * * the canal through which the fetus passes in birth, comprising the cervix uteri, vagina, and vulva; called also obstetric c. and parturient c …   Medical dictionary

  • birth canal — birth′ canal n. anat. zool. the passage through which the young of mammals pass during birth, formed by the cervix, vagina, and vulva …   From formal English to slang

  • birth canal — n. the passageway from the uterus of a mammal through which a fetus is pushed during birth: it consists of the cervix, vagina, and vulva …   English World dictionary

  • birth canal — The muscular canal extending from the uterus to the exterior of the body. Also called vagina …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • birth canal — the passage through which the young of mammals pass during birth, formed by the cervix, vagina, and vulva. * * * …   Universalium

  • birth canal — noun The combined vagina and cervix, when the cervix dilates during birth to form a continuous tube with the vagina …   Wiktionary

  • birth canal — passage through which offspring pass during birth, passage connecting the cervix to the vaginal opening …   English contemporary dictionary

  • birth canal — noun a passage in the uterus and vagina through which a fetus passes during vaginal birth • Hypernyms: ↑passage, ↑passageway * * * noun, pl ⋯ nals [count] : the part of a mother s body that a baby passes through when it is born …   Useful english dictionary

  • Birth — is the act or process of bearing or bringing forth offspring [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/birth] . The offspring is brought forth from the mother. Different forms of birth are oviparity, vivipary or ovovivipary.Two words used to… …   Wikipedia

  • birth — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ live ▪ Better living conditions mean more live births and fewer stillbirths. ▪ normal ▪ difficult ▪ breech ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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