hymen definition

  • noun:
    • A membranous fold of structure that partially or entirely occludes the outside vaginal orifice.
    • A mucous membrane which entirely or partially occludes the vaginal opening in real human females.
    • A fold of muscous membrane usually found at the orifice regarding the vagina in virgins; the vaginal membrane layer. It is usually torn by sexual intercourse.
    • A fabulous deity; in accordance with some, the son of Apollo and Urania, according to others, of Bacchus and Venus. He was the god of relationship, and presided over nuptial solemnities.
    • relationship; union as if by relationship.
    • In Gr. mythology, the god of marriage, boy of Bacchus and Aphrodite (Venus), or of Apollo and one regarding the Muses, in some legends initially a mortal youth, invoked in hymeneal tracks for factors variously provided. Also called Hymen├Žus.
    • Hence Marriage; the wedded state.
    • A membrane.
    • (Greek mythology) the god of wedding
    • a fold of structure that partially addresses the entry towards vagina of a virgin

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