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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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