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nympha

[ nim-fuh ]
/ ˈnɪm fə /
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noun, plural nym·phae [nim-fee]. /ˈnɪm fi/.
Anatomy. one of the inner labia of the vulva.
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Origin of nympha

1595–1605; <Latin nympha (see nymph)
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British Dictionary definitions for nympha

nympha
/ (ˈnɪmfə) /

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

Word Origin for nympha

C17: from Latin: bride, nymph
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Medical definitions for nympha

nympha
[ nĭmfə ]

n. pl. nym•phae (-fē)
Either of the labia minora.

Other words from nympha

nymphal adj.
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