pudend-, puden-, pudic-

(Latin: originally, "that which one should be ashamed of"; the external organs of generation; from pudere "to cause shame".)

digitus impudicus
"Giving the bird" or "the finger"; a gesture using the middle finger to simulate a penis, and the remaining fingers to represent the testicles.

The origin of this gesture is considered to be speculative, but it is quite possibly up to 2500 years old.

It is identified as the digitus impudicus, "impudent finger" in Ancient Roman writings and reference is made to using the finger in the Ancient Greek comedy, The Clouds, by Aristophanes. It was defined there as a gesture intended to insult someone.

impudence, impudency
1. The trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties.
2. Impudent conduct or language.
3. Offensively bold behavior; impertinence, insolence, cheekiness.
4. Lack of modesty; shamelessness.
1. Showing a lack of respect and excessive boldness.
2. Characterized by offensive boldness; insolent or impertinent.
1. Shamelessly; with indecent assurance.
2. In an impudent or impertinent manner.
The lack of modesty or shame; immodesty, shamelessness.
Mimosa pudica
1. Sensitive; having a sense of feeling; possessing or exhibiting the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; such as, a sensitive soul.
2. Having quick and acute sensibility, either to the action of external objects, or to impressions upon the mind and feelings; highly susceptible; easily and acutely affected.
3. In mechanics, having a capacity of being easily affected or moved; as, a sensitive thermometer or sensitive scales.
4. In chemistry and photography, readily affected or changed by certain appropriate agents; such as, silver chloride or bromide, when in contact with certain organic substances it is extremely sensitive to actinic rays.
5. Of or pertaining to sensation; depending on sensation; as, sensitive motions; sensitive muscular motions excited by irritation.
6. Sensitive fern, an American fern (Onoclea sensibilis), the leaves of which, when plucked, show a slight tendency to fold together.
7. In physics, a sensitive flame is a gas flame so arranged that under a suitable adjustment of pressure it is exceedingly sensitive to sounds causing it to roar, flare, or become suddenly shortened or extinguished, by slight sounds of the proper pitch.
Modesty; bashfulness; shamefacedness.
pudenda (pl)
The external organs of generation also known as genitalia.

Primary sexual characteristics, narrowly defined, as any of those anatomical parts of the body which are involved in sexual reproduction and constitute the reproductive system in a complex organism.

The Latin term genitalia, anglicized as genitals, is used to describe the sex organs, and in the English language this term and genital area are most often used to describe the externally visible sex organs; known as, primary genitalia or external genitalia.

Pain in the external genitals.
1. Relating to or near the pudendum.
2. A reference to the pudendum.
pudendum (s)
The external genitalia of humans, especially of the female comprising the clitoris and the female urethra.

A sex organ, or primary sexual characteristic, narrowly defined, as any of those anatomical parts of the body which are involved in sexual reproduction and constitute the reproductive system in a complex organism.

pudendum femininum
Female pudendum; that portion of the female genitalia comprising the mons pubis, labia majora, labia minora, vestibule of the vagina, bulb of the vestibule, greater and lesser vestibular glands, and vaginal orifice.

Commonly used to denote the entire external female genitalia (i.e., to include the clitoris and urethra as well).

Latin pudicus: pudendal; of or pertaining to the external organs of generation.
1. A reference to the parts which modesty requires to be concealed; such as, the pudic artery.
2. Of or pertaining to the external organs of generation.
In Roman mythology, Pudicitia, or "modesty", was the personification of modesty and chastity. Her Greek equivalent was Aidôs.