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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noun, plural la·bra [ley-bruh]. /ˈleɪ brə/. Archaeology.
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A torn labrum in her hip made her realize pro ball might not be in her future, but she couldn’t bear to leave the game behind.From ticket sales to the front office: How Amber Nichols became the G League’s second female GM|Ava Wallace|January 30, 2021|Washington Post
Once in, grasping structures called mandibles hold the host’s tissues apart while the largest of the stylets, the labrum, starts probing around.Evolution made mosquitos into stealthy, sensitive vampires|Erica McAlister|October 15, 2020|Popular Science
Labrum semicirculare margine antico integro rotundato ciliato.
Labrum transverso-quadratum antice submembranaceum tomentosum subemarginatum.
A corneous piece which covers the instruments of suction above, representing the Labrum in a perfect mouth.
A small valve under the Labrum, that in many Hymenoptera closes the Pharynx, and is an appendage of its upper margin.
It includes all the parts that lie between its junction with the Prothorax and the Labrum: viz.