noun, plural la·bra [ley-bruh, lab-ruh] /ˈleɪ brə, ˈlæb rə/.
- 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.
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Definition for labra (2 of 2)
noun, plural la·bra [ley-bruh] /ˈleɪ brə/. Archaeology.
Origin of labrum2
Examples from the Web for labra
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)
Now Labra was never seen save by one man, once a year, without a hood that covered his head and ears.
British Dictionary definitions for labra (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for labra (2 of 2)
noun plural -bra (-brə)
Word Origin for labrum
Word Origin and History for labra
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.