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labia

 [la´be-ah] (L.)
plural of labium.

la·bi·a

(lā'bē-ă),
Plural of labium.

labia

(lā′bē-ə)
n.
Plural of labium.

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.
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In many instances, thorns or stitches are used to hold together the two sides of the labia, and the legs are bound to prevent movement for up to 40 days.
Caption: Figure 1: (a) Vulvar swelling and shallow "kissing" ulcers with necrotic debris and sharply demarcated borders, 2 mm-20 mm diameter, on labia minora and majora.
Upon presentation at our hospital, there was a 7x4-cm hard mass at the right labia majora extending to the right groin area.
After the surgery, Kiss decided to keep the piece of excess labia that had been removed.
About 2 cm incision was made on the fused labia to create opening (Fig.
Complete shaving and shaving only the labia majora were correlated to the occurrence of dysplasia and cancer more frequently than those who did not perform this extent of shaving.
The term "oral apparatus" is defined as the sum of all the structures (e.g., U-shaped elevation, free-edged labia, labial tooth rows, and jaw sheaths) present on and around, and close to, the mouth, irrespective of shape or number.
Palpable mass in the labia majora may be bowel hernia, A lymph node, a hydrocele of the canal of nuck, an abscess, hamartoma, lipoma, or a mesothelial cyst.
Commonly, the tumor is misdiagnosed as a Bartholin's cyst, abscess, or hernia because most patients complain of pain in the perineum, labia, or pelvis.
A 26 years old woman presented with a mass hanging from left labia majora since 2 years.
As many as 95 percent of Somali girls have undergone some form of FGM, which involves cutting or excising the clitoris and/or labia. Most girls are cut between the ages of four and 11.