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  • adjective Same as hymeneal.

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  • adjective Of, or pertaining to, the hymen

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  • adjective of or relating to the hymen


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  • The pale, felty cups were big enough to hold a pigeon's egg and the "hymenal" inner surfaces were blood red.

    Country Diary: Wenlock Edge 2011

  • The findings included labial adhesions and hymenal scarring of the sort present in a very small percentage of non-sexually abused children….

    Martha Coakley: Terrible Prosecutor - Dan_McLaughlin’s blog - RedState 2010

  • In the way of dreams, it was his twins who wan­dered in and out of his nightmares, hymenal blood pour­ing down their thighs and baby fat swelling their tiny breasts.

    Disordered Minds Walters, Minette 2003

  • Cill tugged her torn top over her exposed breasts and stared at the hymenal blood on her thighs.

    Disordered Minds Walters, Minette 2003

  • (I'm surprised he does not make the point that Grand Central Station was not in use that hymenal year.)

    Mark Twain's Reputation Cardwell, Guy 1996

  • A pediatric resident who conducted a genital examination of Norma testified that she found that the child had a stretched hymenal opening, an abnormal condition for a seven-year-old girl.

    Law In The Health and Human Services Donald T. Dickson 1995

  • North made this argument, that because of the doorpost's structure, that this was an indication of hymenal blood from the marriage bed, and tied it into what Rushdoony called this 'fertility cult' mentality.

    NYT > Home Page By MARK OPPENHEIMER 2011

  • The report details the reasons the practice is mind-blowingly stupid in addition to being inhumane: namely, the state of someone's vagina does not reveal much about their sexual experience, since "an" old tear "of the hymen or variation of the" size "of the hymenal orifice can be due to reasons unrelated to sex."

    AWID RSS Feed 2010

  • It specifically asks doctors to state whether the hymenal orifice admits one or two fingers.

    Daily News & Analysis 2010

  • Even the Indian Medical Association (IMA) protocol for forensic examination across the country seeks information about hymenal size - whether the vaginal opening is "narrow or roomy" and asks the doctor to give an opinion whether the evidence suggests "habitual sexual intercourse".

    Daily News & Analysis 2010


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