Origin of nympha

1595–1605; < Latin nympha (see nymph)
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Historical Examples of nymphae

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

British Dictionary definitions for nymphae


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

Word Origin for nympha

C17: from Latin: bride, nymph
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nymphae in Medicine


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