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Related to labium: Labium minus, labium majus pudendi

labium

 [la´be-um] (pl. la´bia) (L.)
lip. adj., adj la´bial.
Female external genitalia. From Applegate, 2000.
labium ma´jus (pl. la´bia majo´ra), an elongated fold in the female, one on either side of the rima pudendi.
labium mi´nus (pl. la´bia mino´ra), the small fold of skin on either side, between the labia majora and the opening of the vagina.
la´bia o´ris the lips of the mouth.

la·bi·um

, gen.

la·bi·i

, pl.

la·bi·a

(lā'bē-ŭm, -bē-ē, -bē-ă), [TA] Avoid the incorrect plural labias.
1. Synonym(s): lip
2. Any lip-shaped structure.
[L.]

labium

/la·bi·um/ (la´be-um) pl. la´bia   [L.]
1. lip.
2. a fleshy border or edge; a liplike structure.
3. in the plural, often used to denote the labia majora and minora pudendi. la´bial

la´bia majo´ra puden´di  elongated folds running downward and backward from the mons pubis in the female, one on either side of the rima pudendi.
la´bia mino´ra puden´di  small skin folds, one on each side, running backward from the clitoris between the labia majora and the vaginal opening.
la´bia o´ris  the lips of the mouth.

labium

(lā′bē-əm)
n. pl. la·bia (-bē-ə)
1. Anatomy Any of four folds of tissue of the female external genitals.
2. Zoology
a. A liplike structure, such as that forming the floor of the mouth of certain invertebrates, especially insects.
b. The inner margin of the opening of a gastropod shell.

labium

See labia.

la·bi·um

, pl. labia (lā'bē-ŭm, -ă) [TA]
1. Synonym(s): lip.
2. Any lip-shaped structure.
[L.]

labium

The singular of LABIA.

labium

(pl. labia)
  1. the lower lip of insects, lying immediately behind the maxillae. The labium is formed by the fusion of paired appendages underneath the rear of the head. See Fig. 197 .
  2. one of the lip-shaped folds of skin enclosing the VULVA in humans.

la·bi·um

, pl. labia (lā'bē-ŭm, -ă) [TA]
Any lip-shaped structure.
[L.]

labium

pl. labia [L.] a fleshy border or edge; a lip.
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7), yellow-whitish; antennae whitish, antennal segments I and II bearing lateral pale-brown stripe, apical half of antennal segment IV pale-brown; labium whitish, apex of labial segment IV pale brown; legs whitish, tarsi pale-brown.
Apex of labium laying between mesocoxae and metacoxae.
Submacropterous to macropterous, hemelytral membrane almost reaching the apex of abdominal segment VII; labium reaching posterior margin mesosternum or basal third of metasternum 3
Head: Wider than long, shorter than maximum length of pronotum; weakly convex dorsally; labium reaching anterior border of metasternum; interocellar distance longer than 0.
Micropterous, hemelytral membrane reaching posterior margin of abdominal segment VI; labium reaching middle third of metasternum (Venezuela) V.
micropterum, the hemelytral membrane reaches the posterior margin of abdominal segment VI and the labium is longer, reaching the middle third of metasternum.
Labium reddish brown, darker on posterior margin, 0.
Labium dark brown, lighter at anterior margin, darker laterally; 1.
Labium dark brown, light on anterior margin, darker laterally; 1.
Color: body sepia brown, endites and labium distally white.
The sternum, labium and endites provide few distinguishing characters which appear to be informative at the genus and higher level.
Mouthparts: Within the Zodariinae, the shape of the labium and the endites are distinguishing characters at the genus or higher level.