Solomon, R.A.) in music (Julius Benedict and Frederick Hymen Cowen).
The vulva or pudendum comprises all the female external generative organs, and consists of the mons Veneris, labia majora and minora, clitoris, urethral orifice, hymen, bulbs of the vestibule, and glands of Bartholin.
The hymen is a fold of mucous membrane which surrounds the orifice of the vagina and is usually only seen in the virgin.
Occasionally the hymen is imperforate and then gives rise to trouble in menstruation.
The glands of Bartholin are two oval bodies about half an inch long, lying on each side of the vagina close to its opening; they represent Cowper's glands in the male, and their ducts open by minute orifices between the hymen and the labia minora.