hymen(redirected from imperforate hymen, persistent hymen)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
n. Greek Mythology
The god of marriage.
A membranous fold of tissue that partly or completely occludes the external vaginal orifice.
(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]
(Classical Myth & Legend) the Greek and Roman god of marriage
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]
the ancient Greek god of marriage.
A membrane that partly closes the opening of the vagina.
A perforated membrane that may cover or partly cover the entrance to the vagina.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||Hymen - (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 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
hymen[ˈhaɪmen] N → himen m
hymen[ˈhaɪmɛn] n → hymen m
n. himen, repliegue membranoso que cubre parcialmente la entrada de la vagina.