Nymphotomy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nymphotomy (Med) Excision of the nymphæ.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nymphotomy In surgery, the excision of the nymphæ; the circumcision of the female.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Nymphotomy the excision of the nymphæ
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Nympha, + Gr. te`mnein to cut

Usage

In literature:

Mauriceau performed nymphotomy on a woman whose nymphae were so long as to render coitus difficult.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
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