[ley-bee-uh mi-nawr-uh, -nohr-uh]
- the inner folds of skin of the external female genitalia.
Origin of labia minora
1830–40; < New Latin: lesser lips
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- the two small inner folds of skin in human females forming the margins of the vaginal orifice
C18: New Latin: smaller lips
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Word Origin and History for labia minora
inner folds of skin around the vulva, 1781, Modern Latin, literally "lesser lips" (see labia). The singular is labium minus.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The two thin inner folds of skin within the vestibule of the vagina enclosed within the cleft of the labia majora.
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