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labium

[ ley-bee-uhm ]
/ ˈleɪ bi əm /
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noun, plural la·bi·a [ley-bee-uh]. /ˈleɪ bi ə/.
a lip or liplike part.
Anatomy.
  1. a lip or lip-shaped structure or part.
  2. 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.
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Origin of labium

1590–1600; <Latin: lip, akin to lambere to lick, lap3. See labrum1, lip

OTHER WORDS FROM labium

pseu·do·la·bi·um, noun, plural pseu·do·la·bi·a.
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British Dictionary definitions for labium

labium
/ (ˈleɪbɪəm) /

noun plural -bia (-bɪə)
a lip or liplike structure
any one of the four lip-shaped folds of the female vulvaSee labia majora, labia minora
the fused pair of appendages forming the lower lip of insects
the lower lip of the corolla of labiate flowers

Word Origin for labium

C16: New Latin, from Latin: lip
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Scientific definitions for labium

labium
[ lābē-əm ]

Plural labia
Either of two pairs of folds of tissue that make up part of the external genitalia of female mammals.
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