Definition of Labia

1. n. pl. See Labium.

Definition of Labia

1. Noun. The folds of tissue at the opening of the vulva. ¹

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Definition of Labia

1. labium [n] - See also: labium

Medical Definition of Labia

1. Latin for lips. There are two pairs of labia (lips) at the entrance to the vagina. They are the labia majora (the larger outside pair) and the labia minora (the smaller inside pair). Together they form part of the vulva (the female external genitalia). (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Labia

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Literary usage of Labia

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The labia are thicker in front, where they form by their meeting the anterior ... The labia correspond to the scrotum in the male. The labia Minora, or ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"The Shape of the labia Minora during Menstrual Life.—JAYLE (Rev. df gyn. i'i tie chir. abdom., May, June, 1907) has examined 500 women during menstrual life ..."

3. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1889)
"THE labia MINORA AND HYMEN. By JW BALLANTYNE, MB, MRCPEd., Assistant to the Professor of Midwifery in the University of Edinburgh. ..."

4. The Principles of Midwifery: Including the Diseases of Women and Children by John Burns (1837)
"On separating the great labia, we observe a small projecting body about a finger's breadth above the pubic ligament. This is the clitoris, ..."

5. A Practical treatise on the diseases of women by Theodore Gaillard Thomas (1875)
"The parts affected by it are the labia majora and minora, the clitoris, and the perineum. Erythema and erysipelas are simply accompanied by graver symptoms ..."

6. Obstetrics: the science and the art by Charles Delucena Meigs (1852)
"The inevitable evacuation of the bladder will, of course, always prevent a union of the whole extent of the labia. In all the instances of this kind that ..."

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