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hymen


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hymen  \Hy"men\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  skin,  membrane.]  (Anat.) 
  A  fold  of  muscous  membrane  often  found  at  the  orifice  of  the 
  vagina;  the  vaginal  membrane. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hymen  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Hymen 
  n  1:  god  of  marriage  in  ancient  Greek  mythology  [syn:  {Hymen}] 
  2:  a  fold  of  tissue  that  partly  covers  the  entrance  to  the 
  vagina  [syn:  {maidenhead}] 




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