[ley-bee-uh muh-jawr-uh, -johr-uh]
- the outer folds of skin of the external female genitalia.
Origin of labia majora
1870–75; < New Latin: greater lips
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
- the two elongated outer folds of skin in human females surrounding the vaginal orifice
C18: New Latin: greater lips
Word Origin and History for labia majora
the outer fold of skin around the vulva, 1813, Modern Latin, literally "great lips" (see labia). The singular is labium majus.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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.