[ ley-bee-uh ]
/ ˈleɪ bi ə /
plural of labium.
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Definition for labia (2 of 2)
[ ley-bee-uh m ]
/ ˈleɪ bi əm /
noun, plural la·bi·a [ley-bee-uh] /ˈleɪ bi ə/.
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.
OTHER WORDS FROM labiumpseu·do·la·bi·um, noun, plural pseu·do·la·bi·a.
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Example sentences from the Web for labia
Another British species, viz., the little Earwig (Labia minor), is also of wide distribution.
These two prominences are called the Labia Externa, or external lips.Fruits of Philosophy|Charles Knowlton
British Dictionary definitions for labia (1 of 2)
/ (ˈleɪbɪə) /
the plural of labium
British Dictionary definitions for labia (2 of 2)
/ (ˈleɪbɪəm) /
noun plural -bia (-bɪə)
Word Origin for labium
C16: New Latin, from Latin: lip
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Medical definitions for labia
[ lā′bē-əm ]
n. pl la•bi•a (-bē-ə)
A lip or lip-shaped anatomical structure.
Any of four folds of tissue of the female external genitalia.
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Scientific definitions for labia
[ lā′bē-əm ]
Either of two pairs of folds of tissue that make up part of the external genitalia of female mammals.
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