from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See nymph.
- n. The labia minora.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A nymph.
- n. Each of the labia minora.
- n. Each of a pair of processes in certain bivalves, to which the ends of the external ligament are attached.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as nymph, 3.
- n. Two folds of mucous membrane, within the labia, at the opening of the vulva.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In entomology, a nymph, pupa, or chrysalis.
- plural In anatomy, the labia minora or lesser lips of the vulva; a pair of folds of mucous membrane on the inner side of the labia majora, united over the clitoris.
- In conchology, an impression behind the umbones of a bivalve shell, surmounted by an external ligament.
- In zoology:
- A genus of bivalve mollusks.
- A genus of reptiles.
- A genus of lepidopterous insects.
Latin, from Greek numphē.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin nympha, from Ancient Greek νύμφη ("bride, nymph"). (Wiktionary)