Definition of Labium

1. Noun. A liplike structure that bounds a bodily orifice (especially any of the four labiate folds of a woman's vulva).

Generic synonyms: External Body Part
Group relationships: Vulva
Specialized synonyms: Labia Majora, Labia Minora

Definition of Labium

1. n. A lip, or liplike organ.

Definition of Labium

1. Noun. (anatomy) A liplike structure; especially one of the two pairs of folds of skin either side of the vulva. ¹

2. Noun. (botany) The lip of a labiate corolla. ¹

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Definition of Labium

1. a fold of the vulva [n -BIA]

Medical Definition of Labium

1. Origin: L. 1. A lip, or liplike organ. 2. The lip of an organ pipe. 3. The folds of integument at the opening of the vulva. 4. The organ of insects which covers the mouth beneath, and serves as an under lip. It consists of the second pair of maxillae, usually closely united in the middle line, but bearing a pair of palpi in most insects. It often consists of a thin anterior part (ligula or palpiger) and a firmer posterior plate (mentum). Inner margin of the aperture of a shell. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Labium

labium externum cristae iliacae
labium inferius oris
labium internum cristae iliacae
labium laterale lineae asperae
labium limbi tympanicum laminae spiralis
labium limbi vestibulare laminae spiralis
labium mediale lineae asperae
labium superius oris

Literary usage of Labium

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1. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"8 (7) Three teeth only, terminating the lateral lobe of the labium, no truncated and ... 9 (6) Median lobe of labium entire; lateral lobe bifid at end; ..."

2. The Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies by Leland Ossian Howard, Harrison Gray Dyar, Frederick Knab (1912)
"The sets are fewer in number and less completely sheathed by the labium ... The mandibles are absent, and the hypopharynx coalesces with the labium (fig. ..."

3. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1920)
"The lower portion comprising about two-thirds of the entire labium is markedly ... The left labium majus is similarly affected with marked ulceration also ..."

4. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases Peculiar to Women: Illustrated by Cases by Samuel Ashwell (1855)
"On examination, the labium is found swollen, but soft and yielding to the touch; ... Under the designation of oozing tumor of the labium, Sir CM Clarke has ..."

5. Lessons in Gynecology by William Goodell (1880)
"HERNIA OF THE labium MA JUS. In about three per cent, of the cases of inguinal hernia in woman, the bowel descends into the labium, which, ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1835)
"Large Tumour of the labium ... a child's head two or three years old,) suspended by a neck three or four inches long, and as many wide, from the left labium ..."

7. The Micrographic Dictionary: A Guide to the Examination and Investigation of by John William Griffith, Arthur Henfrey (1883)
"Tetranychus cristatus, vel lapidum. a, labium of ... cinereum. a, labium with a palp ; b, tarsus ; c, plume of the labium 42. ..."

8. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1888)
"The labium or under lip ("12) is attached to the cephalic border of the gula, ... In the Crustacea the parts corresponding to the labium of insects consist ..."

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