- plural of labium.
- a lip or liplike part.
- a lip or lip-shaped structure or part.
- any of the folds of skin bordering the vulva.
- Botany. the lower lip of a bilabiate corolla.
- Entomology. the posterior, unpaired member of the mouthparts of an insect, formed by the united second maxillae.
Origin of labium
Related Words for labiarim, spout, projection, border, nozzle, overlap, portal, brim, flare, margin, labium, flange, labrum
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Historical Examples of labia
These two prominences are called the Labia Externa, or external lips.Fruits of Philosophy
Another British species, viz., the little Earwig (Labia minor), is also of wide distribution.
- the plural of labium
Word Origin for labium
Word Origin and History for labia
from Latin labia, plural of labium "lip" (see lip (n.)). Specifically of the folds on either side of the vulva from 1630s (labia pudendi).
1590s, plural labia, from Latin labium "lip" (see lip (n.)).
- A lip or lip-shaped anatomical structure.
- Any of four folds of tissue of the female external genitalia.
- Either of two pairs of folds of tissue that make up part of the external genitalia of female mammals.