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

Anatomy. one of the inner labia of the vulva.

Nearby words

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  2. nylons,
  3. nyman,
  4. nyme,
  5. nymph,
  6. nymphaeaceous,
  7. nymphaeum,
  8. nymphalid,
  9. nymphean,
  10. nymphectomy

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).

British Dictionary definitions for nymphae


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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Medicine definitions for nymphae



n. pl. nym•phae (-fē)

Either of the labia minora.
Related formsnymphal adj.

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