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Hy·men

 (hī′mən)
n. Greek Mythology
The god of marriage.

hy·men

 (hī′mən)
n.
A membranous fold of tissue that partly or completely occludes the external vaginal orifice.

[Late Latin hymēn, from Greek humēn, thin skin, membrane; see syū- in Indo-European roots.]

hy′men·al adj.

hymen

(ˈhaɪmɛn)
n
(Anatomy) anatomy a fold of mucous membrane that partly covers the entrance to the vagina and is usually ruptured when sexual intercourse takes place for the first time
[C17: from Greek: membrane]
ˈhymenal adj

Hymen

(ˈhaɪmɛn)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) the Greek and Roman god of marriage

hy•men

(ˈhaɪ mən)

n.
a fold of mucous membrane partly closing the external orifice of the vagina in a virgin.
[1605–15; < Late Latin hymēn < Greek hymḗn skin, membrane, hymen]
hy′men•al, adj.

Hy•men

(ˈhaɪ mən)

n.
the ancient Greek god of marriage.

hy·men

(hī′mən)
A membrane that partly closes the opening of the vagina.

hymen

A perforated membrane that may cover or partly cover the entrance to the vagina.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hymen - (Greek mythology) the god of marriageHymen - (Greek mythology) the god of marriage
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
2.hymen - a fold of tissue that partly covers the entrance to the vagina of a virginhymen - a fold of tissue that partly covers the entrance to the vagina of a virgin
mucosa, mucous membrane - mucus-secreting membrane lining all body cavities or passages that communicate with the exterior
vagina - the lower part of the female reproductive tract; a moist canal in female mammals extending from the labia minora to the uterus; "the vagina receives the penis during coitus"; "the vagina is elastic enough to allow the passage of a fetus"
imperforate hymen - hymen that is completely closed so that menstrual blood cannot flow out
Translations
panenská blána
jomfruhindemødommødomshinde
immenkalvo
mergystės plėvė

hymen

[ˈhaɪmen] Nhimen m

hymen

[ˈhaɪmɛn] nhymen m

hymen

nHymen nt (spec), → Jungfernhäutchen nt

hy·men

n. himen, repliegue membranoso que cubre parcialmente la entrada de la vagina.

hymen

n himen m; imperforate — himen imperforado