Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The entrance to a hollow organ or canal; often specifically the entrance to the vagina.
  • n. A piece of music played before a mass; a musical introduction of any sort.
  • n. Alternative spelling of introit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy, the entrance leading into a canal or cavity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. entrance or opening to a hollow organ or tube (especially the vaginal opening)

Etymologies

From Latin introitus. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The opening to the vagina is called the introitus.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • He takes a small amount of lubrication and strokes from her introitus through her labia and lands his finger on the upper left quadrant of her clitoris.

    Ilana Donna Arazie: Slow Sex: Is It for You?

  • They walked into the backyard and there was Jimmy giving Jezebel's swollen, oozing introitus long slow licks while the bitch's flanks heaved and her tongue lapped at the air.

    Puppy Love

  • For anxious patients and little old ladies, I apply lidocaine jelly to the introitus a few minutes before the exam (Step out and see another patient while it does it's job).

    Performing the Pelvic Exam

  • It's nto the pressure, its the stretching (and sometimes, I'm afraid) tearing od the delciate tissues at the introitus that causes the most discomfort.

    Performing the Pelvic Exam

  • It includes the labia majora (outer lips), the labia minora (small, inner lips), and the introitus (vaginal opening) with its mucus-producing glands.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • The vagina is a stretchy, tube-like structure that extends from the vaginal opening (introitus) to the cervix (the opening of the uterus).

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • Notes 1. Opening 1, the introitus: This is the vaginal opening and leads to the vagina, where menstrual blood flows out.

    OUR BODIES, OURSELVES

  • Exits, entrances, which discusses the following openings to your body: introitus, urinary opening, and anus.

    OUR BODIES, OURSELVES

  • In medio autem templi est locus altior 14. gradibus, qui et ipse columnis vndíque est stipatus: et secundum quatuor mundi plagas habet templum quatuor introitus per portas Cypressinas artificiosè compositas, nobiliterque sculptas, et excisas.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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