A fibromuscular tubular tract leading from the uterus to the exterior of the body in female placental mammals and marsupials, or to the cloaca in female birds, monotremes, and some reptiles[WP]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagina http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim

plural term
vaginae
definition
  • A fibromuscular tubular tract leading from the uterus to the exterior of the body in female placental mammals and marsupials, or to the cloaca in female birds, monotremes, and some reptiles[WP].
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1b/Illu_repdt_female.jpg
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a4/Vaginal_opening_-_english_description.jpg
development notes
  • 'The distal end of the oviducts differentiates as a vagina in Metatheria and Eutheria.' Liem KF, Bemis WE, Walker WF, Grande L, Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates: An Evolutionary Perspective, Third Edition (2001) Orlando Fla.: Harcourt College Publishers, p.688
external definition
  • The genital canal in the female, leading from the opening of the vulva to the cervix of the uterus. [TFD][VHOG]
  • Organ with organ cavity which connects the cervical canal of uterus to the vestibule of vagina.[FMA]
has related synonym
  • distal portion of oviduct
  • vaginae
  • distal oviductal region
homology notes
  • The distal end of the oviducts differentiates as a vagina in Metatheria and Eutheria.[well established][VHOG]
id
  • UBERON:0000996