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Hymen definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HY'MEN, n. [L. from Gr. membrana, pellicula,hymen.]
1. In ancient mythology, a fabulous deity, the son of Bacchus and Venus, supposed to preside over marriages.
2. In anatomy, the virginal membrane.
3. In botany, the fine pellicle which incloses a flower in the bud.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: (Greek mythology) the god of marriage
2: a fold of tissue that partly covers the entrance to the vagina of a virgin [syn: hymen, maidenhead, virginal membrane]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek hym?n membrane Date: 1543 a fold of mucous membrane partly closing the orifice of the vagina hymenal adjective

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Hym?n Date: 1567 the Greek god of marriage

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Anat. a membrane which partially closes the opening of the vagina and is usu. broken at the first occurrence of sexual intercourse. Derivatives: hymenal adj. Etymology: LL f. Gk humen membrane

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hymen Hy"men, n. [Gr. ? skin, membrane.] (Anat.) A fold of muscous membrane often found at the orifice of the vagina; the vaginal membrane.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hymen Hy"men, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] 1. (Class Myth.) A fabulous deity; according to some, the son of Apollo and Urania, according to others, of Bacchus and Venus. He was the god of marriage, and presided over nuptial solemnities. Till Hymen brought his love-delighted hour, There dwelt no joy in Eden's rosy bower. --Campbell. 2. Marriage; union as if by marriage. Hymen of element and race. --Emerson.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(hymens) A hymen is a piece of skin that often covers part of a girl's or woman's vagina and breaks, usually when she has sex for the first time. (MEDICAL) N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. (Mythol.) God of marriage. 2. (A nat.) Virginal membrane, maidenhead.

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