Hottentot apron

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Excessive elongation of the labia minora seen in the Hottentot tribe of southern Africa which, when seen elsewhere, has been attributed to masturbation
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Hottentot apron

 Excessive elongation of the labia minora seen in the Hottentot tribe of southern Africa, which when seen elsewhere has been attributed to masturbation.
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Hottentot apron

(hot'en-tot?) [ Hottentot, a southern African population]
An excessive elongation of the labia minora seen in Hottentot women. Synonym: velamen vulvae
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She had apparently been induced to go to Europe by an English surgeon, William Dunlop, who lied to her that she would make money thanks to her protruding backside and elongated labia. But on arrival, she was exhibited in museums and zoos as a kind of sub-species from Africa.
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