(Greek: membrane, skin; virginal membrane; hymen originally denoted any membrane)
Hymen was the god of marriage in Greek mythology and it was a refrain of the song sung at the marriages of the ancient Greeks. In its present specific meaning, it was first used by Vesalius in 1550.
Wedding or bridal song.
Excision of the hymen (the fold of muscous membrane often found at the orifice of the vagina; the vaginal membrane).
A description of the membranes of animal bodies.
Suturing the hymen to close the vaginal orifice.
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