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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

, 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

(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.

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.]