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The vagina.

Latin vagina, literally 'sheath, scabbard'.

Vaginosis is a bacterial infection of the vagina; vaginitis is inflammation of it; vaginography is the examination of the vagina using x-rays. The prefix also appears in terms referring to the vagina and an associated part of the body, as in vaginolabial, of the vagina and labia. See also colpo‑.

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