noun, plural vul·vae [vuhl-vee] /ˈvʌl vi/, vul·vas. Anatomy.
- the external female genitalia.
noun plural -vae (-viː) or -vas
- the external genitals of human females, including the labia, mons veneris, clitoris, and the vaginal orifice
1540s, from Latin vulva, earlier volva “womb, female sexual organ,” literally “wrapper,” from volvere “to turn, twist, roll, revolve,” also “turn over in the mind,” from PIE root *wel- “to turn, revolve,” with derivatives referring to curved, enclosing objects (see volvox).
n. pl. vul•vae (-vē)
- The external genital organs of the female, including the labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, and vestibule of the vagina.
Plural vulvas vulvae (vŭl′vē′)
- The external genitals of female mammals, including the labia and clitoris.
The external organs of the female reproductive system.