labia minora

[ ley-bee-uh mi-nawr-uh, -nohr-uh ]
/ ˈleɪ bi ə mɪˈnɔr ə, -ˈnoʊr ə /

plural noun, singular la·bi·um mi·nus [ley-bee-uh m mahy-nuh s] /ˈleɪ bi əm ˈmaɪ nəs/. Anatomy.

the inner folds of skin of the external female genitalia.

Origin of labia minora

1830–40; < New Latin: lesser lips Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for labia minora

labia minora
/ (mɪˈnɔːrə) /

pl n

the two small inner folds of skin in human females forming the margins of the vaginal orifice

Word Origin for labia minora

C18: New Latin: smaller lips
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Medicine definitions for labia minora

labia minora
[ mə-nôrə ]


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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