labia majora

[ ley-bee-uh muh-jawr-uh, -johr-uh ]
/ ˈleɪ bi ə məˈdʒɔr ə, -ˈdʒoʊr ə /

plural noun, singular la·bi·um ma·jus [ley-bee-uhm -mey-juhs]. /ˈleɪ bi əm ˈmeɪ dʒəs/. Anatomy.

the outer folds of skin of the external female genitalia.

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Origin of labia majora

1870–75; <New Latin: greater lips
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British Dictionary definitions for labia majora

labia majora
/ (məˈdʒɔːrə) /

pl n

the two elongated outer folds of skin in human females surrounding the vaginal orifice

Word Origin for labia majora

C18: New Latin: greater lips
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Medical definitions for labia majora

labia majora
[ mə-jôrə ]

pl.n.

The two outer rounded folds of adipose tissue that lie on either side of the vaginal opening and that form the external lateral boundaries of the vulva.
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