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Hymen

(hī`mən) or

Hymenaeus

(hīmənē`əs), in Greek mythology, personification of marriage, represented as a beautiful youth carrying a bridal torch and wearing a veil.
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hymen

[′hī·mən]
(anatomy)
A mucous membrane partly closing off the vaginal orifice. Also known as maidenhead.
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hymen

Anatomy a fold of mucous membrane that partly covers the entrance to the vagina and is usually ruptured when sexual intercourse takes place for the first time
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