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Origin of hymeno-
Words nearby hymeno-
WORDS THAT USE HYMENO-
What does hymeno- mean?
Hymeno- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “membrane” or representing the hymen, “a fold of mucous membrane partly closing the external orifice of the vagina in a virgin.” It is used in some scientific and medical terms.
Hymeno- comes from the Greek hymḗn, meaning “skin, membrane, hymen.”
What are variants of hymeno-?
When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, hymeno- becomes hymen-, as in hymenectomy.
Examples of hymeno-
One example of a medical term that features the combining form hymeno– is hymenotomy, “incision of the hymen.”
The combining form hymeno- here means “hymen.” The second part of the word, -tomy, means “incision.” Hymenotomy literally translates to “hymen incision.”
What are some words that use the combining form hymeno- or hymen-?
What are some other forms that hymeno- may be commonly confused with?