hymenotomy


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hymenotomy

[hī·mə′näd·ə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical incision of the hymen.
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When the baby girl reaches eight days, she is ready for a ceremony that converts the brit milah to a female ceremony called a hymenotomy where her hymen is pierced so that female virginity and the husband's possession of his wife will no longer be presumed.
In a Jane article, the writer described her attempts to lose her virginity prior to a hymenotomy as "a full-on campaign" (It happened, 2001, p.
Significantly, the chapter celebrating Hava's hymenotomy is entitled "Ceremonies on the Throne of Miriam," alluding to the sister of Moses who, like Aaron, helped lead the Israelites through the wilderness.