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Definition of hymen:

  1. A fabulous deity; according to some, the son of Apollo and Urania, according to others, of Bacchus and Venus. He was the god of marriage, and presided over nuptial solemnities.
  2. A fold of muscous membrane often found at the orifice of the vagina; the vaginal membrane.
  3. Marriage; union as if by marriage.


maidenhead, virginal membrane.

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