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English definition of “hymen”

hymen

noun [C] uk   /ˈhaɪ.mən/ us  
a thin piece of skin that partly covers the opening to a girl's or woman's vagina and breaks when she has sex for the first timeSexual and reproductive organs
(Definition of hymen from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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