labia majora


labia majora
labia majora (n.) the outer fold of skin around the vulva, 1813, Modern Latin, lit. "great lips" (see LABIA (Cf. labia)). The singular is labium majus.

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  • Labia majora — and pudendal cleft Latin labium majus pudendi Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Labĭa majōra — und minōra (lat.), die großen und kleinen Schamlippen, s. Scheide …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • labia majora — [mə jôr′ə] n. [ModL, lit., greater lips] the outer folds of skin of the vulva, one on either side …   English World dictionary

  • Labia majora — The larger (major) outside pair of labia (lips) of the vulva (the female external genitalia). * * * la·bia ma·jo·ra .lā bē ə mə jōr ə, jȯr n pl the outer fatty folds of the vulva bounding the vestibule …   Medical dictionary

  • labia majora — noun plural Etymology: New Latin, literally, larger lips Date: 1838 the outer fatty folds of the vulva bounding the vestibule …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Labia majora — …   Википедия

  • labia majora — /lay bee euh meuh jawr euh, johr euh/, sing. labium majus /lay bee euhm may jeuhs/. Anat. the outer folds of skin of the external female genitalia. [1870 75; < NL: greater lips] * * * …   Universalium

  • labia majora — noun The two outer rounded folds of adipose tissue that lie on either side of the opening of the vagina …   Wiktionary

  • labia majora — [mə dʒɔ:rə] plural noun Anatomy the larger outer folds of the vulva …   English new terms dictionary

  • labia majora — la•bi•a ma•jo•ra [[t]ˈleɪ bi ə məˈdʒɔr ə, ˈdʒoʊr ə[/t]] n. pl. sing. la•bi•um ma•jus [[t]ˈleɪ bi əm ˈmeɪ dʒəs[/t]] anat. the outer folds of skin of the external female genitalia • Etymology: 1870–75; < NL: larger lips …   From formal English to slang


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