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labia

 [la´be-ah] (L.)
plural of labium.

la·bi·a

(lā'bē-ă),
Plural of labium.

labia

/la·bia/ (la´be-ah) plural of labium.

labia

(lā′bē-ə)
n.
Plural of labium.

labia

[lā′bē·ə] sing. labium
Etymology: L, lip
1 the lips.
2 the fleshy liplike edges of an organ or tissue.
3 the folds of skin at the opening of the vagina. labial, adj.

labia

The external folds of mucocutaneous tissue that comprise the outer portal of the vagina.

la·bi·a

(lā'bē-ă)
Plural of labium.

labia

The four lips of the female genitalia. The inner pair, the labia minora, surround the entrance to the vagina and the external opening of the urine tube (URETHRA) and join at the front to form a hood over the front of the head of the clitoris. The outer pair, the labia majora, are long, well-padded folds, containing muscle and fibro-fatty tissue, and covered with hair. They are normally closed and conceal the rest of the genitalia.

labia

[L.] plural of labium.

oral labia
lips of the mouth; musculomembranous folds that surround the mouth.
pudendal labia
lips of the vulva.
vulvar labia
see vulva.
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I wanted to raise awareness for the struggle that women with large labia face and to inform them there are options available to live a pain free life," she says.
A passionate cinephile and lawyer, he took over the Labia in 1989, after spending years in his spare time as a "traveling showman," as he puts it, convincing local theater owners to screen foreign arthouse pics.
In those cultures in Namibia in which labia stretching is practiced, the size of a girl's or a woman's labia could be cited as a "valid" reason for divorce.
4,5) It appears as a white-to-red, scaling or macerated, infiltrated, eroded, or ulcerated plaque, most frequently observed on the labia majora and scrotum.
Yaklasik 2 yil once fark ettigi genital bolgedeki kabartilari olan hastanin dermatolojik muayenesinde labia minorlerde birkac adet, introitus vajina bolgesinde cok sayida, parlak, mukoza ile ayni renkte, yumusak eritematoz papillomatoz olusumlar mevcuttu.
Labial fusion is partial or complete adhesion of the labia majora and/or labia minora.
For adolescent girls, get an image in which you use a Q-tip cotton swab to separate the folds of the labia and hymen.
Among 394 female medical students and female patients visiting an obstetrics & gynaecology clinic and another private clinic for a range of reasons, 95% of them had been aware of the possibility of genital cosmetic surgery to reduce the size of the labia for at least two years; 78% had heard about it through a media source.
They compared reducing the size of the labia to genital mutilation, which is linked to problems in childbirth, including haemorrhage and the need for Caesarean sections.
The seal is formed by cutting and repositioning the inner, and sometimes outer, labia, with or without removal of the clitoris.
At a medical conference in Toronto, she noted that a Google search yields more than 45,000 references to the procedures, which include procedures to make the labia smaller, make the vagina tighter, and restore the hymen.
Hypopigmentation also is characteristic, with scarring and architectural changes including phimosis of the clitoris, resorption of the labia minora, and narrowing of the introitus causing recurrent tearing.