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imperforate (im-per-fer-it) adj. lacking an opening. i. anus (proctatresia) partial or complete obstruction of the anus: a condition, discovered at birth, due to failure of the anus to develop normally in the embryo. Most mild cases of imperforate anus can be treated by a simple operation. i. hymen a condition in which the hymen completely closes the vagina and thus impedes the flow of menstrual blood.

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imperforate Sometimes applied to those gastropod (Gastropoda) shells which do not possess an umbilicus. Although the term is much used, ‘anomphalous’ or ‘non-umbilicate’ are to be preferred since an umbilicus is not a perforation.

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