Vaginal orifice

Vaginal orifice Definition

It refers to an aperture that is in a position both rear and posterior to the urethral opening. In Latin, it is referred to as Ostium vaginae. In French, it is known by the name Ostium du vagin.

Vaginal orifice Appearance

It looks like a slit in appearance. The size of this slit varies in inverse proportion to that of the hymen. It may be partially enclosed by the hymen, a fold of mucous membrane.

Vaginal orifice Location

The vaginal slit is located immediately under the vestibule.

Vaginal orifice Function

The Vaginal orifice is important for intercourse, menstrual discharge and reproduction.

Vaginal orifice Pictures

Check out these images to know how this structure of the female body appears to view.

Picture of Vaginal orifice

Picture 1 –┬áVaginal orifice

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Picture 2 –┬áVaginal orifice Image

References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaginal_orifice

http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=63352

http://www.anatomyexpert.com/structure_detail/13413/40287/

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