labia majora(redirected from Outer labia)
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The two outer rounded folds of adipose tissue that lie on either side of the vaginal opening and form the external lateral boundaries of the vulva.
sing. labium majus [mā′jəs]
two long lips of skin, one on each side of the vaginal orifice outside the labia minora. They extend from the anterior labial commissure to the posterior labial commissure and form the lateral boundaries of the pudendal cleft. Each labium contains areolar tissue, fat, and a thin layer of nonstriated muscle. In some women the outer surface of each lip may be covered with coarse pubic hair. The embryonic derivations of the labia majora and the scrotum are homologous.
labia majoraThe larger outer folds of the labia (the mucocutaneous tissue that comprise the outer portal of the vagina).
la·bi·a ma·jo·ra(lā'bē-ă mă-jōr'ă)
Plural of labium majus.
Major lips; mounds of tissue forming the lateral boundaries of the vulva.
Mentioned in: Vulvodynia