Labia



[ley-bee-uh] /ˈleɪ bi ə/

noun
1.
plural of .
[ley-bee-uh m] /ˈleɪ bi əm/
noun, plural labia
[ley-bee-uh] /ˈleɪ bi ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a lip or liplike part.
2.
Anatomy.

3.
Botany. the lower lip of a bilabiate corolla.
4.
Entomology. the posterior, unpaired member of the mouthparts of an insect, formed by the united second maxillae.
/ˈleɪbɪə/
noun
1.
the plural of labium
/ˈleɪbɪəm/
noun (pl) -bia (-bɪə)
1.
a lip or liplike structure
2.
any one of the four lip-shaped folds of the female vulva See labia majora, labia minora
3.
the fused pair of appendages forming the lower lip of insects
4.
the lower lip of the corolla of labiate flowers
n.

from Latin labia, plural of labium “lip” (see lip (n.)). Specifically of the folds on either side of the vulva from 1630s (labia pudendi).
n.

1590s, plural labia, from Latin labium “lip” (see lip (n.)).

labium la·bi·um (lā’bē-əm)
n. pl la·bi·a (-bē-ə)

labium
(lā’bē-əm)
Plural labia
Either of two pairs of folds of tissue that make up part of the external genitalia of female mammals.

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