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nympha

[nim-fuh]
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noun, plural nym·phae [nim-fee] /ˈnɪm fi/.
  1. Anatomy. one of the inner labia of the vulva.
  2. nymph(def 4).
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Origin of nympha

1595–1605; < Latin nympha (see nymph)
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nympha

noun plural -phae (-fiː)
  1. anatomy either one of the labia minoraAlso called: labium minus pudendi
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin: bride, nymph
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nympha in Medicine

nympha

(nĭmfə)
n. pl. nym•phae (-fē)
  1. Either of the labia minora.
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Related formsnymphal adj.
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