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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
References in periodicals archive ?
The traditional proof of virginity is bleeding from the ruptured hymen, which has led some women to request genital surgery to "restore" virginity, or hymen repair.
1,2) In many cultures, the traditional proof of virginity when entering upon marriage has been bleeding from the ruptured hymen on the wedding night.