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hy·men·al(hī'men-ăl), Do not confuse this word with hymeneal.
Relating to the hymen.
Relating to the hymen. usage note Often misspelled hymeneal, or so mispronounced.
A fold of mucous membrane that partially covers the entrance to the vagina. Contrary to folklore, the presence or absence (or rupture) of the hymen cannot be used to prove or disprove virginity or history of sexual intercourse. Pregnancy has been known to occur even when the hymen is intact. hymenal (-al), adjective
A hymen with a ring-shaped opening in the center.
A vaginal membrane with two openings separated by a thick septum; the structure partially covers the os.
A hymen with many small perforations. Synonym: fenestrated hymen
A hymen with an opening with serrated edges.
fenestrated hymenCribriform hymen.
A hymen without an opening. Menstruation occurs, but the blood cannot escape from the vagina because of the obstruction of the hymen. The treatment is surgical incision of the hymen.Synonym: unruptured hymen
A hymen shaped like a crescent moon.
A hymen that has been torn by coitus, injury, or surgery.
A hymen in which the opening is separated by a thin septum.