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(hī`mən) or


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


A mucous membrane partly closing off the vaginal orifice. Also known as maidenhead.


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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If the uterus is present, the child should return once breast development starts, but before menarche, to initiate estrogen therapy before surgery After puberty, imperforate hymen usually presents with pain and amenorrhea; the hymen is usually bulging and has a bluish hue.