Definition of hymen noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhaɪmən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪmən//
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a piece of skin that partly covers the opening of the vagina in women who have never had sex Word Origin mid 16th cent.: via late Latin from Greek humēn ‘membrane’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hymen