labium majus


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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 ma·'jus

[TA] Avoid the incorrect phrase labium major.
One of two rounded folds of integument forming the lateral boundaries of the pudendal cleft. The labia majora are the female homolog of the scrotum.

labium majus

la·bi·um ma·jus

, pl. labia majora (lā'bē-ŭm mā'jŭs, lā'bē-ă mă-jōră) [TA]
One of two rounded folds of integument forming the lateral boundaries of the pudendal cleft. The labia majora are the female homologue of the scrotum.