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Illustration - External female genitalia

Vaginal opening

Vaginal opening

Pronunciation

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Other Terms:
Introitus, Vaginal orifice, Introitus of vagina, Ostium vaginae, Ostium du vagin


Description
The orifice of the vagina is situated immediately below the vestibule. It may be partly closed by a fold of mucous membrane, the hymen, and when this has been ruptured its remnants, the carunculae myrtiformes (small projections of mucous membrane) are found around the vaginal orifice.
Latin
Ostium vaginae
French
Ostium du vagin

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