a fold of mucous membrane partly closing the external orifice of the vagina in a virgin.
Other definitions for Hymen (2 of 2)
the ancient Greek god of marriage.
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How to use hymen in a sentence
We go through the temple of hymen without noticing, much less appreciating, its beauty.How to be Happy Though Married | E. J. Hardy.
Charlotte preserved from destruction by Albert and hymen, whilst Werter in the excess of frenzy puts an end to his existence.Rowlandson the Caricaturist. First Volume | Joseph Grego
You see, hymen has persuaded Zeus to help him; so that not a single marriage-rite shall be omitted.An Egyptian Princess, Complete | Georg Ebers
I knew once a lady with a lot of six, nubile, but not attractive, all with a decided bias toward Terpsichore and hymen.Guy Livingstone; | George A. Lawrence
Neither his age, nor the doubtful source of his revenue, rendering him an unmarketable commodity in the shambles of hymen.The Bunsby papers | John Brougham
British Dictionary definitions for hymen (1 of 2)
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
- hymenal, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for Hymen (2 of 2)
the Greek and Roman god of marriage
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Scientific definitions for hymen
A mucous membrane that partly closes the opening of the vagina.
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Cultural definitions for hymen (1 of 2)
The Greek god of the wedding feast.
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