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n.1.(Med.) Excision of the nymphæ.
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There is also confusion and ambiguity between "[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]" the clitoris and "[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]" the labia minora in other words such as Nymphotomy, which nineteenthcentury physician and medical lexicographer Robley Dunglison defines as "the excision of the nymphae", but he also notes that other people have used it for "the amputation of the clitoris" (ibid).