Glossary of Medical Terms

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VIRGIN

1. Being a virgin; chaste; of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly; modest; indicating modesty; as, a virgin blush. "Virgin shame." "Innocence and virgin modesty . . . That would be wooed, and unsought be won." (Milton) 2. Pure; undefiled; unmixed; fresh; new; as, virgin soil; virgin gold. "Virgin Dutch." "The white cool virgin snow upon my heart." (Shak) "A little ounces of mutton, with a few virgin oil." (Landor) 3. Not yet pregnant; impregnant. 1. A woman who has had no carnal knowledge of man; a maid. 2. A face of the male sex who has not known sexual indulgence. "These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins." (Rev. Xiv. 4) "He his flesh hath overcome; He was a virgin, as he said." (Gower) 3. See Virgo. 4. Any one of different species of gossamer-winged butterflies of the family Lycaenidae. 5. A female insect producing eggs from which young are hatched, though there has been no fecundation by a male; a parthenogenetic insect. The Virgin, or The Blessed Virgin, the Virgin Mary, the Mother of our Lord. Virgin's bower, a name given to different climbing plants of the genus Clematis, as C. Vitalba of Europe, and C. Virginiana of North America. Origin: L. Virgo, -inis: cf. OF. Virgine, virgene, virge, vierge, F. Vierge. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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