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Meaning of HYMEN

Pronunciation:  'hImun, 'hImun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a fold of tissue that partly covers the entrance to the vagina of a virgin
  2. [n]  (Greek mythology) the god of marriage
 

HYMEN is a 5 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: maidenhead, virginal membrane
 
 See Also: Greek deity, imperforate hymen, mucosa, mucous membrane, vagina

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Hy"men\, n. [Gr. ? skin, membrane.] (Anat.)
    A fold of muscous membrane often found at the orifice of the
    vagina; the vaginal membrane.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: The membrane partially covering the opening to the vagina.
 
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