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labia majora

[ley-bee-uh muh-jawr-uh, -johr-uh] /ˈleɪ bi ə məˈdʒɔr ə, -ˈdʒoʊr ə/
plural noun, singular labium majus
[ley-bee-uh m mey-juh s] /ˈleɪ bi əm ˈmeɪ dʒəs/ (Show IPA).
the outer folds of skin of the external female genitalia.
Origin of labia majora
1870-75; < New Latin: greater lips Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for labia-majora

labia majora

plural noun
the two elongated outer folds of skin in human females surrounding the vaginal orifice
Word Origin
C18: New Latin: greater lips
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labia majora


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

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labia-majora in Medicine

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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