Vagina

Va*gi"na

(?), n.;
pl. Vagin (#).
[L. vagina a scabbard or sheath.]
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1. (Anat.) (a) A sheath; a theca; as, the vagina of the portal vein. (b) Specifically, the canal which leads from the uterus to the external orifice of the genital canal, or to the cloaca.
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2. (Zol.) The terminal part of the oviduct in insects and various other invertebrates. See Illust., of Spermatheca.
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3. (Bot.) The basal expansion of certain leaves, which inwraps the stem; a sheath.
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4. (Arch.) The shaft of a terminus, from which the bust or figure seems to issue or arise.
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