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hymen

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noun hy·men \ˈhī-mən\

Simple Definition of hymen

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

Full Definition of hymen

  1. :  a fold of mucous membrane partly closing the orifice of the vagina

hy·men·al play \-mə-nəl\ adjective

Origin of hymen

Late Latin, from Greek hymēn membrane


First Known Use: 1543


Hymen

noun hy·men

Definition of Hymen

  1. :  the Greek god of marriage



Origin of hymen

Latin, from Greek Hymēn


First Known Use: 1567

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Rhymes with hymen


Medical Dictionary

hymen

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noun hy·men \ˈhī-mən\

Medical Definition of hymen

  1. :  a fold of mucous membrane partly or wholly closing the orifice of the vagina

  2. hy·men·al \-mən-əl\play adjective




hymen-

combining form hy·men

Medical Definition of hymen-

  1. :  hymen :  membrane <hymenectomy> <hymenotomy>



Variants of hymen-

or hymeno-

Learn More about hymen

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "hymen" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "hymen"


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