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[ley-bruh m, lab-ruh m] /ˈleɪ brəm, ˈlæb rəm/

noun, plural labra
[ley-bruh, lab-ruh] /ˈleɪ brə, ˈlæb rə/ (Show IPA)
a lip or liplike part.

Anatomy. a ring of cartilage about the edge of a joint surface of a bone.
[ley-bruh m] /ˈleɪ brəm/
noun, plural labra
[ley-bruh] /ˈleɪ brə/ (Show IPA). Archaeology.
an ornamented bathtub of ancient Rome.
/ˈleɪbrə; ˈlæb-/
the plural of labrum
/ˈleɪbrəm; ˈlæb-/
noun (pl) -bra (-brə)
a lip or liplike part, such as the cuticular plate forming the upper lip of insects

lip or lip-like part, 1816, in various anatomical and zoological uses, from Latin labrum, cognate with labium “lip” (see lip (n.)). Also noted mid-15c. as the name of some herb.

labrum la·brum (lā’brəm)
n. pl. la·bra (-brə)
A lip-shaped anatomical edge, rim, or structure.


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