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- n. The surgical removal or opening of the hymen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, dissection of the membranes of the animal body; hymenological anatomy.
- n. In surgery, incision of the hymen, practised in certain cases of imperforation of the vagina, in order to give exit to blood retained and accumulated in the cavity of the uterus.
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Hart then launches into a harrowing account of her pre-marriage hymenotomy, the violent taking of her virginity by a patronizing physician.