Hymen meaning

hīmən
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The definition of hymen is a membrane partially covering the entrance to the vagina.

A flap of tissue over the entrance to the vagina that breaks when a girl has sex for the first time is an example of a hymen.

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The god of marriage.
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The thin mucous membrane that closes part or sometimes all of the opening of the vagina; maidenhead: an intact hymen is traditionally associated with virginity.
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A membranous fold of tissue that partly or completely occludes the external vaginal orifice.
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The god of marriage.
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A wedding song or poem.
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A membranous fold of tissue that partly or completely occludes the external vaginal orifice.
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A mucous membrane that partly closes the opening of the vagina.
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(anatomy) A mucous membrane which completely or partially occludes the vaginal opening in human females.
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(Greek mythology) The god of marriage and marriage ceremonies.
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Origin of hymen

  • Late Latin hymēn from Greek humēn thin skin, membrane syū- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek Ὑμήν (Humen, “Hymen”) or Ὑμέναιος (Humenaios, “Hymenaios”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From French hymen, from Ancient Greek ὑμήν (humēn, “skin, membrane”).

    From Wiktionary