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hymen

 [hi´men]
the membranous fold partly or completely closing the vaginal orifice. adj., adj hy´menal.

hy·men

(hī'men), [TA]
A thin, membranous fold of highly variable appearance that partly occludes the ostium of the vagina before its rupture (which may occur for a variety of reasons). It is frequently absent (even in virgins), although remnants are commonly present as hymenal caruncula tags.
[G. hymēn, membrane]

hymen

(hī′mən)
n.
A membranous fold of tissue that partly or completely occludes the external vaginal orifice.

hy′men·al adj.

hymen

A mucosal membrane which partially blocks the vaginal introitus (opening), the integrity of which is regarded as a sign of female virginity.

hy·men

(hī'mĕn) [TA]
A thin membranous fold, highly variable in appearance, which partly occludes the ostium of the vagina before its rupture, which may occur for a variety of reasons. It is frequently absent, even in virgins, although remnants are commonly present as hymenal tags (caruncula).
[G. hymēn, membrane]

hymen

The thin, fringe-like ring of skin that partly occludes the lower end of the vagina in the virgin. Hymens vary considerably in thickness and extent and may even be imperforate, requiring a minor operation to allow menstruation. The hymen is usually torn during the first sexual intercourse and this may cause some bleeding. From the Greek Humen , the God of marriage.

hymen

a fold of mucous membrane stretched across the entrance to the vagina in some mammals. There is normally a small opening in it and the hymen is ruptured during the first copulation.

Hymen

A membrane that partially or completely covers the vaginal opening.
Mentioned in: Amenorrhea, Vulvodynia
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Muito embora a medicina exponha que o himen pode nao ter uma funcao biologica relevante (7), essa membrana que e tido como um resquicio embrionario sem importancia, na verdade, possui uma grande relevancia social, patrimonial e, atualmente, adotou a forma de mercantilizacao, como se fosse um produto comercializavel.
Las anomalias de fusion vertical ocurren por falta de descenso de los conductos mullerianos o falta ascenso del seno urogenital; entonces se desarrollaria un himen imperforado, cavitacion del cuello uterino o cavitacion de la vagina dada por tabiques.
la ausencia deun significado trascendental hace que toda diferencia tienda hacia otra para significarse a si misma: toda articulacion de sentido suplementa este vacio estructural, produce un himen; pero este suplemento resulta siempre precario, dado que se encuentra el mismo, siempre ya marcado en su origen por la contingencia (la archihuella) (2).
Las causas mas frecuentes son endometriosis, adenomiosis, himen imperforado, septo vaginal, estenosis cervical, anormalidades uterinas, sinequias intrauterinas.
'sBut Lennon has always maintained himen are made of steelier stuff than theyare given credit for.
Aqui es importante precisar los conceptos de virginidad femenina y doncellez de la siguiente manera: la doncellez es considerada por parte de la doctrina, en un sentido biologico, como sinonimo de "virginidad" o inexistencia de relaciones sexuales (26); por consiguiente, en el mismo sentido biologico la virginidad femenina consiste en la integridad del himen. (27)
Y es que, no habria de perderse de vista, el resorte de interferencia, de variacion diferencial que haria encallar toda traduccion en un sentido tradicional, se encontraria ya en el corazon del invento freudiano que hemos querido releer con Derrida, no estando el mismo ejemplificado sino en esa lamina de celuloide u hoja transparente situada, precisamente, en la metaforica escrituraria del aparato psiquico como resistencia y moratoria originaria, como himen (un ano mas tarde Derrida desplaza todo esto al analisis de un texto de Mallarme, Mimique): entre-dos.