a combining form meaning “lip,” used in the formation of compound words:
combining form
relating to or formed by the lips and (another organ or part): labiodental

word-forming element in medical use, taken as a comb. form of Latin labium “lip” (see lip (n.)).

labio- pref.
Labial: labiodental.


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