- a lip or liplike part.
- the anterior, unpaired member of the mouthparts of an arthropod, projecting in front of the mouth.
- the outer margin of the aperture of a shell of a gastropod.
- Anatomy. a ring of cartilage about the edge of a joint surface of a bone.
Origin of labrum1
- an ornamented bathtub of ancient Rome.
Origin of labrum2
Related Words for labrarim, spout, projection, border, nozzle, overlap, portal, brim, flare, margin, labium, flange, labrum
Examples from the Web for labra
Historical Examples of labra
Now Labra was never seen save by one man, once a year, without a hood that covered his head and ears.
T is considered to be the tepidarium with four warm baths taken out of its four angles, and two labra on its two flanks.History of Sanitation
John Joseph Cosgrove
Labra, the autonomist deputy for Cuba, and no one has forgotten the proposition presented to the Congress by Sr.The Katipunan
J. Brecknock Watson (AKA Francis St. Clair)
- the plural of labrum
- a lip or liplike part, such as the cuticular plate forming the upper lip of insects
Word Origin for labrum
lip or lip-like part, 1816, in various anatomical and zoological uses, from Latin labrum, cognate with labium "lip" (see lip (n.)). Also noted mid-15c. as the name of some herb.
- A lip-shaped anatomical edge, rim, or structure.