hymen


hy·men

noun \ˈhī-mən\

: a fold of tissue that partly covers the opening of the vagina

Full Definition of HYMEN

:  a fold of mucous membrane partly closing the orifice of the vagina
hy·men·al \-mə-nəl\ adjective

Origin of HYMEN

Late Latin, from Greek hymēn membrane
First Known Use: 1543

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Hymen

noun

Definition of HYMEN

:  the Greek god of marriage

Origin of HYMEN

Latin, from Greek Hymēn
First Known Use: 1567

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix

Rhymes with HYMEN

hy·men

noun \ˈhī-mən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYMEN

: a fold of mucous membrane partly or wholly closing the orifice of the vagina
hy·men·al \-mən-əl\ adjective

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