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labial

 [la´be-al]
1. pertaining to or directed toward a lip.
2. pertaining to a labium.
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la·bi·al

(lā'bē-ăl), Do not confuse this word with labile.
1. Relating to the lips or any labium.
2. Toward a lip.
3. One of the letters formed by means of the lips.
[L. labium, lip]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

labial

(lā′bē-əl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the lips or labia.
2. Linguistics Articulated mainly by closing or partly closing the lips, as the sounds (b), (m), or (w).
n.
1. Linguistics A labial consonant.
2. Music See flue1.

la′bi·al·ly adv.
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la·bi·al

(lā'bē-ăl)
1. Relating to the lips or any labia.
2. Toward a lip.
[L. labium, lip]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

labial

Pertaining to the lips or labia.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

la·bi·al

(lā'bē-ăl)
1. Relating to lips or any labia.
2. Toward a lip.
3. A letter formed with lips.
[L. labium, lip]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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In Otomi (716, Oto-Manguean, Northern Amerindian), aspiration occurs on all voiceless stops, but only on the plain ones, and not on the labialized voiceless velar stop (whether the latter segment is derived or not).
Taking the inventories in (5) to (8) in section 2 as examples, we will demonstrate that it is not necessary to state on the level of individual segments that they can be labialized or aspirated, etc, if the proper MOD constraints are adopted.
In others, even the secondary articulation is given up, in favour of a phonation type, that is, debuccalization of /[k.sup.w]/to result in a glottal stop, as in Takelma (Sapir 1912: 44), in which a labialized velar ejective before /xC/ becomes a glottal stop.
Baxter proposes to reconstruct the word [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE OR ASCII] hwang with a labialized initial *w- on the basis of the phonetic element [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE OR ASCII] wang < *wjang.
Many Igbo scholars have reported the existence of nasalized, aspirated and labialized consonants in the language (see Ikekeonwu 1984/1987, Ume 1992, Obi 1997, Okorji 1999 , for example) without necessarily making any efforts to include these contrastive sounds in the Igbo orthography thereby denying the speakers of their sense of belonging.
Ikekeonwu identifies aspirated consonants, nasalized consonants and labialized consonants as being distinctive in Inland West Igbo and Inland East Igbo dialect clusters; Waawa/Northern Igbo dialect cluster has labialized consonants in addition to other plain consonants, while Riverain dialect cluster has nasalized consonants in addition to other plain consonants.