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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

hymen(o)-

A membrane; the hymen.

[Greek humēn, membrane.]

The hymen is a membrane which partially closes the opening of the vagina in virginal women; hymenectomy (Greek ektomē, excision) is its surgical excision. In some fungi, the hymenium is a surface consisting mainly of spore-bearing structures; any fungal structure which bears one is a hymenophore. The Hymenoptera (Greek pteron, wing) is a large order of insects that includes the bees, wasps, and sawflies, so called because its members have transparent or membranous wings.

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