labia minora


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labia minora

(mə-nôr′ə)
pl.n.
The two thin inner folds of skin within the vestibule of the vagina enclosed within the cleft of the labia majora; nymphae.

labia minora

[minôr′ə] sing. labium minus [mē′nəs]
two thin folds of skin between the labia majora, extending from the clitoris backward on both sides of the vaginal orifice, ending between it and the labia majora. Anteriorly each labium divides into an upper and a lower division. The upper divisions pass above the clitoris and meet to form the preputium clitoridis. The lower divisions pass beneath the clitoris and unite to form the frenulum of the clitoris. Opposed surfaces of the labia minora contain sebaceous follicles.

labia minora

The smaller inner folds of the labia (the mucocutaneous tissue that comprise the outer portal of the vagina).

la·bi·a mi·no·ra

(lā'bē-ă mi-nō'ră)
Plural of labium minus.

Labia minora

Minor lips; narrow folds of tissue between the labia major, on either side of the urethral and vaginal openings.
Mentioned in: Vulvodynia
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The outer ones (covered by your pubic hair) are called the labia majora and the inner ones, the labia minora.
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My aunt cut away the entire exterior of my vagina, the labia minora, labia majora and then she sewed me up and put a poultice of herbs at the wound.
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The edema and induration extended along the labia minora to the clitoral hood.
Pareyio would show a whole vulva, then one without a clitoris (the circumcision ritual in Kenya, recently outlawed but still widespread) and finally a vagina that had been infibulated, which is the removal of labia minora and clitoris and the stitching shut of the vulva, leaving just a tiny hole.