genitalia vs genitals what difference

what is difference between genitalia and genitals

English

Etymology

From Latin genitalia, substantive use of plural of genitalis (pertaining to generation or birth).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛnɪˈteɪli.ə/

Noun

genitalia pl (plural only)

  1. External sex organs.
  2. (by extension) Any sex organs, whether external or internal.
  3. A collection of external sex organs.

Usage notes

Not used in the singular, which theoretically would be *genitale.

Synonyms

  • genitals
  • See also Thesaurus:genitalia and Thesaurus:male genitalia

Hyponyms

(external sex organs):

  • clitoris
  • labia
  • penis
  • scrotum
  • vagina
  • vulva

(any sex organs):

  • external genitalia
  • internal genitalia

Related terms

  • genital
  • generative
  • genus

Translations

See also

  • sex organ
  • female genital mutilation

Latin

Adjective

genitālia

  1. nominative neuter plural of genitālis
  2. accusative neuter plural of genitālis
  3. vocative neuter plural of genitālis

References

  • genitalia in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

genitalia m pl (definite plural genitaliene)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2005; superseded by genitalier

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

genitalia n pl (definite plural genitaliaa)

  1. genitalia
    Synonym: kjønnsorgan

References

  • “genitalia” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Polish

Etymology

From Latin genitālia.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɛ.ɲiˈta.lʲa/

Noun

genitalia nvir

  1. (anatomy) genitalia (genitals or sex organs)
    Synonym: przyrodzenie

Declension

Derived terms

  • (adjective) genitalny

Further reading

  • genitalia in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • genitalia in Polish dictionaries at PWN


English

Noun

genitals pl (plural only)

  1. Synonym of genitalia

Translations

Anagrams

  • Galenist, angelist, gelatins, stealing, tag lines, taglines

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