[hahy-muh-nee-uh l] /ˌhaɪ məˈni əl/
of or relating to marriage.
Archaic. marriage song.
(mainly poetic) of or relating to marriage
a wedding song or poem
c.1600, “of or relating to a marriage;” as a noun, “wedding hymn,” from 1717; from Latin hymenaeus, from Greek hymenaios “belonging to wedlock, wedding, wedding song,” from Hymen, Greek god of marriage.
hymenectomy hy·men·ec·to·my (hī’mə-něk’tə-mē) n. Excision of the hymen.
hymenitis hy·men·i·tis (hī’mə-nī’tĭs) n. An inflammation of the hymen.
[hahy-mee-nee-uh m] /haɪˈmi ni əm/ noun, plural hymenia [hahy-mee-nee-uh] /haɪˈmi ni ə/ (Show IPA). Mycology. 1. the sporogenous layer in a fungus, composed of asci or basidia often interspersed with various sterile structures, as paraphyses. /haɪˈmiːnɪəm/ noun (pl) -nia (-nɪə), -niums 1. (in basidiomycetous and ascomycetous fungi) a layer of cells some of which produce […]
1. a combining form appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “membrane” (hymenopteron); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (hymenotomy).