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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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  • It loves the roots of several species of nymphae, but its favourite is calamus root (calamus or acorus aromaticus).

    The Hunters' Feast

    Mayne Reid


British Dictionary definitions for nymphae

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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nymphae 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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