labia majora

labia majora

[ley-bee-uh muh-jawr-uh, -johr-uh]
plural noun, singular labium majus [ley-bee-uhm mey-juhs] . Anatomy.
the outer folds of skin of the external female genitalia.

1870–75; < Neo-Latin: greater lips Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
labia majora (məˈdʒɔːrə)
pl n
the two elongated outer folds of skin in human females surrounding the vaginal orifice
[C18: New Latin: greater lips]

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Word Origin & History

labia majora
1826, the outer fold of skin around the vulva, from L., lit. "great lips" (see labia). The singular is labium majus.
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Medical Dictionary

labia majora labia ma·jo·ra (mə-jôr'ə)
The two outer rounded folds of adipose tissue that lie on either side of the vaginal opening and that form the external lateral boundaries of the vulva.

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