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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 mi·'nus

[TA] Avoid the incorrect phrase labium minor.
One of two narrow longitudinal folds of skin enclosed in the pudendal cleft within the labia majora; posteriorly, they gradually merge into the labia majora and join to form the frenulum labiorum pudendi of labia minora (fourchette); anteriorly, each labium divides into two portions that unite with those of the opposite side in front of the glans of clitoris to form the prepuce of clitoris.

la·bi·um mi·nus

, pl. labia minora (lā'bē-ŭm mī'nŭs, lā'bē-ă mi-nōră) [TA]
One of two narrow longitudinal folds of mucous membrane enclosed in the pudendal cleft within the labia majora; posteriorly, they gradually merge into the labia majora and join to form the frenulum of the labia minora; anteriorly, each labium divides into two portions that unite with those of the opposite side in front of the glans clitoridis to form the prepuce.