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[nim-fuh] /ˈnɪm fə/
noun, plural nymphae
[nim-fee] /ˈnɪm fi/ (Show IPA)
Anatomy. one of the inner labia of the vulva.
nymph (def 4).
Origin of nympha
1595-1605; < Latin nympha (see nymph) Unabridged
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  • It loves the roots of several species of nymphae, but its favourite is calamus root (calamus or acorus aromaticus).

    The Hunters' Feast Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for nymphae


noun (pl) -phae (-fiː)
(anatomy) either one of the labia minora Also called labium minus pudendi
Word Origin
C17: from Latin: bride, nymph
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nymphae in Medicine

nympha nym·pha (nĭm'fə)
n. pl. nym·phae (-fē)
Either of the labia minora.

nym'phal adj.
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