Pronunciation: (vu-jī'nu), [key]
—pl. -nas, -naePronunciation: (-nē). [key]
1. Anat., Zool.
a. the passage leading from the uterus to the vulva in certain female mammals. Cf. oviduct.
b. a sheathlike part or organ.
2. Bot.the sheath formed by the basal part of certain leaves where they embrace the stem.
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