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1. Archaic The condition or quality of being a maiden; virginity.
2. The hymen.
[Middle English maidenhed : maiden, maid; see maiden + -hed, -hood.]
1. (Anatomy) a nontechnical word for the hymen
2. virginity; maidenhood
[C13: from maiden + -hed, variant of -hood]
(Placename) a town in S England, in Windsor and Maidenhead unitary authority, Berkshire, on the River Thames. Pop: 58 848 (2001)
2. maidenhood; virginity.
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|Noun||1.||maidenhead - 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