Virginal+membrane

  • 1 Virginal membrane — Virginal Vir gin*al, a. [L. virginalis: cf. F. virginal.] Of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly. Chastity and honor virginal. Spenser. [1913 Webster] {Virginal generation} (Biol.), parthenogenesis. {Virginal membrane} (Anat.) …

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  • 2 Virginal membrane — A thin membrane which completely or partially occludes the vaginal opening. This fold of mucous membrane is usually present at birth at the orifice of the vagina. In medicine, it is called the vaginal membrane or the hymen. Hymen is a Greek word… …

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  • 3 virginal membrane — noun a fold of tissue that partly covers the entrance to the vagina of a virgin • Syn: ↑hymen, ↑maidenhead • Derivationally related forms: ↑hymenal (for: ↑hymen) • Hypernyms: ↑ …

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  • 4 virginal membrane — noun The hymen …

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  • 5 virginal membrane — hymen, maidenhead, vaginal tissue that is torn when a woman has sexual relations for the first time …

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  • 6 Virginal — Vir gin*al, a. [L. virginalis: cf. F. virginal.] Of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly. Chastity and honor virginal. Spenser. [1913 Webster] {Virginal generation} (Biol.), parthenogenesis. {Virginal membrane} (Anat.), the… …

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  • 7 Virginal generation — Virginal Vir gin*al, a. [L. virginalis: cf. F. virginal.] Of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly. Chastity and honor virginal. Spenser. [1913 Webster] {Virginal generation} (Biol.), parthenogenesis. {Virginal membrane} (Anat.) …

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  • 8 membrane — 1. A thin sheet or layer of pliable tissue, serving as a covering or envelope of a part, as the lining of a cavity, as a partition or septum, or to connect two structures. SYN: membrana [TA]. 2. SYN: biomembrane. [L. membrana, a skin or m …

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  • 9 mucous membrane — noun mucus secreting membrane lining all body cavities or passages that communicate with the exterior • Syn: ↑mucosa • Derivationally related forms: ↑mucosal (for: ↑mucosa) • Hypernyms: ↑membrane, ↑ …

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  • 10 Hymen — A thin membrane which completely or partially occludes the vaginal opening. The hymen is a fold of mucous membrane usually present at birth at the orifice of the vagina. It is also called the vaginal membrane (or, sometimes, the virginal… …

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  • 11 hymen — 1610s, from Fr. hymen (16c.), from medical Latin, ultimately from Gk. hymen membrane (especially virginal membrane, the membrane par excellence); thin skin, from PIE *syu men , from root *syu to bind, sew (see SEW (Cf. sew)). Originally any… …

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  • 12 hymen — /huy meuhn/, n. Anat. a fold of mucous membrane partly closing the external orifice of the vagina in a virgin. [1605 15; < LL hymen < Gk hymén skin, membrane, the virginal membrane] * * * Greek god of marriage. He was usually thought to be a son… …

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  • 13 hymen — noun /ˈhaɪmən/ A mucous membrane which completely or partially occludes the vaginal opening in human females. Syn: maidenhead, virginal membrane …

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  • 14 Maidenhead — Maid en*head, n. [See {Maidenhood}.] 1. The state of being a maiden; maidenhood; virginity. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being unused or uncontaminated; freshness; purity. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The maidenhead of their credit. Sir H.… …

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  • 15 hymen — n. 1. (Mythol.) God of marriage. 2. (A nat.) Virginal membrane, maidenhead …

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  • 16 imperforate hymen — noun hymen that is completely closed so that menstrual blood cannot flow out • Hypernyms: ↑hymen, ↑maidenhead, ↑virginal membrane …

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  • 17 Dietrichsage — Dietrich von Bern kämpft mit Laurin, Statue in Bozen Dietrich von Bern ist eine der bekanntesten Sagenfiguren des deutschen Hoch und Spätmittelalters. Schriftliche Zeugnisse als Heldenlied (Hildebrandslied), Epos (Dietrichepik) oder Prosa… …

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  • 18 Dietrich von Bern — kämpft mit Laurin, Statue in Bozen Dietrich von Bern ist eine der bekanntesten Sagenfiguren des deutschen Hoch und Spätmittelalters. Schriftliche Zeugnisse als Heldenlied (Hildebrandslied), Epos (Dietrichepik) oder Prosa (Heldenbücher) lassen… …

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  • 19 Thidrekssaga — Die Thidrekssaga ist eine umfangreiche Sagenkompilation des 13. Jahrhunderts in altnordischer Sprache; neben der älteren norwegischen Fassung (und mit ihr verwandten isländischen Fassungen) existiert auch eine knappere altschwedische aus dem 15.… …

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  • 20 hymen — 1. (i mèn , d après l Académie et Chifflet au XVIIe siècle qui veulent qu on prononce l n ; d autres prononcent i min ; les deux prononciations sont usitées ; les poëtes le font rimer avec des rimes en in ou en ain) s. m. 1°   Nom de la divinité… …

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