noun, plural nym·phae [nim-fee] /ˈnɪm fi/.

Anatomy. one of the inner labia of the vulva.

Origin of nympha

1595–1605; < Latin nympha (see nymph)
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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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n. pl. nym•phae (-fē)

Either of the labia minora.
Related formsnymphal adj.
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