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labia minora

[ley-bee-uh mi-nawr-uh, -nohr-uh] /ˈleɪ bi ə mɪˈnɔr ə, -ˈnoʊr ə/
plural noun, singular labium minus
[ley-bee-uh m mahy-nuh s] /ˈleɪ bi əm ˈmaɪ nəs/ (Show IPA).
the inner folds of skin of the external female genitalia.
Origin of labia minora
1830-40; < New Latin: lesser lips Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for labia-minora

labia minora

plural noun
the two small inner folds of skin in human females forming the margins of the vaginal orifice
Word Origin
C18: New Latin: smaller lips
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labia minora


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

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labia-minora in Medicine

labia minora labia mi·no·ra (mə-nôr'ə)
The two thin inner folds of skin within the vestibule of the vagina enclosed within the cleft of the labia majora.

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