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labium

 [la´be-um] (pl. la´bia) (L.)
lip. adj., adj la´bial.
Female external genitalia. From Applegate, 2000.
labium ma´jus (pl. la´bia majo´ra), an elongated fold in the female, one on either side of the rima pudendi.
labium mi´nus (pl. la´bia mino´ra), the small fold of skin on either side, between the labia majora and the opening of the vagina.
la´bia o´ris the lips of the mouth.

la·bi·um

, gen.

la·bi·i

, pl.

la·bi·a

(lā'bē-ŭm, -bē-ē, -bē-ă), [TA] Avoid the incorrect plural labias.
1. Synonym(s): lip
2. Any lip-shaped structure.
[L.]

labium

/la·bi·um/ (la´be-um) pl. la´bia   [L.]
1. lip.
2. a fleshy border or edge; a liplike structure.
3. in the plural, often used to denote the labia majora and minora pudendi. la´bial

la´bia majo´ra puden´di  elongated folds running downward and backward from the mons pubis in the female, one on either side of the rima pudendi.
la´bia mino´ra puden´di  small skin folds, one on each side, running backward from the clitoris between the labia majora and the vaginal opening.
la´bia o´ris  the lips of the mouth.

labium

(lā′bē-əm)
n. pl. la·bia (-bē-ə)
1. Anatomy Any of four folds of tissue of the female external genitals.
2. Zoology
a. A liplike structure, such as that forming the floor of the mouth of certain invertebrates, especially insects.
b. The inner margin of the opening of a gastropod shell.

labium

See labia.

la·bi·um

, pl. labia (lā'bē-ŭm, -ă) [TA]
1. Synonym(s): lip.
2. Any lip-shaped structure.
[L.]

labium

The singular of LABIA.

labium

(pl. labia)
  1. the lower lip of insects, lying immediately behind the maxillae. The labium is formed by the fusion of paired appendages underneath the rear of the head. See Fig. 197 .
  2. one of the lip-shaped folds of skin enclosing the VULVA in humans.

la·bi·um

, pl. labia (lā'bē-ŭm, -ă) [TA]
Any lip-shaped structure.
[L.]

labium

pl. labia [L.] a fleshy border or edge; a lip.
References in periodicals archive ?
microcephalus is there a concave area on the lower labium.
Although I did not examined the function of the oral tube, the presence of a concave area covered by long filamentous cells on the lower labium near the mouth is consistent with the idea that the tube is involved in feeding.
punjabensis was more closely related to Riazocoris (with both the above species) because it shared with both taxa the synapomorphic characters of long labium which atleast reaches to metacoxae, scutellum not regularly gradually tapering apically but with a well marked apical lobe separated by a visible constriction and ninth paratergites much longer in the female ovipositor, distinctly passing beyond the medially fused posterior margin of eighth paratergites.
The unique presently described new generic taxon is however quite different from both the above specific taxa of Riazocoris in having the autapomorphics of remarkably longer labium which reaches the third abdomoinal sternum, metathracic scent auricle much shorter, reduced with markedly subacute apex, connexiva more or less entirely concealed (apparently without shining black patches), without short colourless corial patch on either side and general body coloration drab, dark brown, not with a metallic sheen.
Labium light brown, lighter at anterior margin, darker laterally at base; 0.
Labium brown, lighter on anterior margin, darker laterally; 0.
Labium light brown, yellowish at anterior margin; 0.