hymen

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noun hy·men \ˈhī-mən\

Definition of hymen

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

hymenal

play \ˈhī-mə-nəl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of hymen

Late Latin, from Greek hymēn membrane


Hymen

noun hy·men

Definition of Hymen

  1. :  the Greek god of marriage

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Origin and Etymology of hymen

Latin, from Greek Hymēn

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HYMEN Defined for English Language Learners

hymen

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noun

Definition of hymen for English Language Learners

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


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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

hymenal

\-mən-əl\play adjective

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