defloration

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defloration

[def′lôrā′shən]
Etymology: L, de + flos, flower, atio, process
the rupture of the vaginal hymen. Defloration may occur during sexual intercourse, during a gynecological examination, through the use of tampons, in athletic sports activity, or by surgery if necessary to remove an obstruction to menstrual flow.

defloration

A poetic (i.e., nonmedical) term for the act of taking away a woman’s virginity; deflowering.

defloration

Loss of virginity Gynecology Rupture of the hymen, which often occurs at the time of the first sexual intercourse, or during digital vaginal examination, masturbation, or with tampons. See Hymen.

defloration

(def?lo-ra'shun) [L. de, from, + flos, flor-, flower]
Rupture of the hymen during coitus, by accident, surgically, or through vaginal examination. Not many women have a hymen that is of such size or consistency as to require its surgical rupture.
See: hymen; virginity