nympha
nympha ym"pha, n.; pl. {Nymph[ae]}. [L. See {Nymph} a goddess.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Nymph}, 3. [1913 Webster]

2. pl. (Anat.) Two folds of mucous membrane, within the labia, at the opening of the vulva. [1913 Webster]


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