(?), a. [L. vagus wandering + E. nervose.] (Bot.) Having the nerves, or veins, placed in apparent disorder.
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(?), prop. n. [NL., from L. vagina sheath + colere to inhabit.] (Zol.) A genus of Infusoria which form minute vaselike or tubular cases in which they dwell.
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(?), n. [NL.] (Med.) A painful spasmodic contraction of the vagina, often rendering copulation impossible.
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(?), n. [NL. See Vagina, and -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the vagina, or the genital canal, usually of its mucous lining membrane.
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(?), a. [L. vagina a sheath + penna a feather, pl. pennae a wing.] (Zol.) Having elytra; sheath-winged. [R.]
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(?), n. [L., dim. of vagina sheath.] (Bot.) (a) A little sheath, as that about the base of the pedicel of most mosses. (b) One of the tubular florets in composite flowers. Henslow.
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