nympha

noun
nym·​pha | \ ˈnim(p)fə \
plural nymphae\ -​)ˌfē \

Definition of nympha

2 nymphae plural [New Latin, from Latin, plural of nympha nymph] : labia minora
3 [New Latin, from nymphae labia minora] : one of the thickened marginal processes behind the beak of many bivalves where the ligament is attached

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“Nympha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nympha. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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