Definition of Labia minora

1. Noun. The two inner folds of the vulva.

Group relationships: Vulva
Generic synonyms: Labium

Definition of Labia minora

1. Noun. (anatomy) The two inner folds of skin within the cleft of the labia majora. ¹

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Medical Definition of Labia minora

1. The smaller (minor) inside pair of labia (lips) of the vulva (the female external genitalia). (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Labia minora

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1. 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 ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"It is situated beneath the anterior commissure, partially hidden between the anterior extremities of the labia minora. It is connected to the rami of the os ..."

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. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"1057.—External genital organs of female. The labia minora have been drawn apart. The Mons Pubis (commissura ..."

5. The Science and Art of Midwifery by William Thompson Lusk (1896)
"labia minora.—Vestibule.—The bulbs of the vestibule.—Meatus urethra?.—Sebaceous glands.—Mucous glands.— Vaginal orifice.—Hymen.—Vagina.—Vessels of vagina. ..."

6. Diseases of Women by Lawson Tait (1879)
"But it must be borne in mind that there is a peculiar union of the labia minora (cellular atresia, to be afterwards described), which may completely hide ..."

7. Outlines of the History of Medicine and the Medical Profession by Henry Ebenezer Handerson, Johann Hermann Baas (1889)
"Circumcision is practised even on maidens, in consequence of their tendency to excessive hypertrophy of the labia minora. Carrion-crows, hva-nas, ..."

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