One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A thin fold of skin at the back of the vulva.
- ‘Ecchymoses and minor lacerations at peri-introital and posterior fourchette may also recur after coitus or during a speculum examination.’
- ‘Low lesions are often associated with fistulas to the perineum or posterior vaginal fourchette.’
Mid 18th century: from French, diminutive of fourche ‘fork’.
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