labia minora


labia minora
labia minora (n.) inner folds of skin around the vulva, 1781, Modern Latin, lit. "lesser lips" (see LABIA (Cf. labia)). The singular is labium minus.

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  • Labia minora — (inner labia); hair has been removed Latin labium minus pudendi Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • labia minora — [mi nôr′ə] n. [ModL, lit., lesser lips] the two folds of mucous membrane within the labia majora …   English World dictionary

  • Labia minora — The smaller (minor) inside pair of labia (lips) of the vulva (the female external genitalia). * * * labia mi·no·ra mə nōr ə, nȯr n pl the inner highly vascular largely connective tissue folds of the vulva bounding the vestibule called also… …   Medical dictionary

  • labia minora — noun The two inner folds of skin within the cleft of the labia majora …   Wiktionary

  • labia minora — noun plural Etymology: New Latin, literally, smaller lips Date: 1838 the inner highly vascular largely connective tissue folds of the vulva bounding the vestibule …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Labia minora — …   Википедия

  • labia minora — /lay bee euh mi nawr euh, nohr euh/, sing. labium minus /lay bee euhm muy neuhs/. Anat. the inner folds of skin of the external female genitalia. [1830 40; < NL: lesser lips] * * * …   Universalium

  • labia minora — [mɪ nɔ:rə] plural noun Anatomy the smaller inner folds of the vulva …   English new terms dictionary

  • labia minora — la•bi•a mi•no•ra [[t]ˈleɪ bi ə mɪˈnɔr ə, ˈnoʊr ə[/t]] n. pl. sing. la•bi•um mi•nus [[t]ˈleɪ bi əm ˈmaɪ nəs[/t]] anat. the inner folds of skin of the external female genitalia • Etymology: 1830–40; < NL: smaller lips …   From formal English to slang

  • labia minora — noun the two inner folds of the vulva • Hypernyms: ↑labium • Part Holonyms: ↑vulva …   Useful english dictionary


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