hymenotomy


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hymenotomy

 [hi″men-ot´ah-me]
incision of the hymen.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hy·me·not·o·my

(hī-me-not'ŏ-mē),
Surgical division of a hymen.
[G. hymēn, membrane, + tomē, incision]
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hymenotomy

A small incision made into the hymen to facilitate sexual intercourse, performed on patients with imperforate or septate hymens.
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hy·men·ot·o·my

(hī'mĕ-not'ŏ-mē)
Surgical division of a hymen.
[G. hymēn, membrane, + tomē, incision]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hymenotomy

Surgical cutting of a rigid or imperforate HYMEN.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Hymen re-formation after hymenotomy associated with pregnancy.
Jane's profile of Jenny, a young woman who underwent a hymenotomy, presented sexual satisfaction as a sign of good physical health and sexually activity as a marker of normalcy (It happened, 2001).
Here the reader is first introduced to the nonhierarchal and participatory community, as the women argue over the merits of a "hymenotomy"--a gentle pinpricking of the hymen--which will be coequal wit h the male circumcision ceremony or brit milah.