labium minus

labia minora

[ley-bee-uh mi-nawr-uh, -nohr-uh]
plural noun, singular labium minus [ley-bee-uhm mahy-nuhs] . Anatomy.
the inner folds of skin of the external female genitalia.

Origin:
1830–40; < Neo-Latin: lesser lips

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labia minora (mɪˈnɔːrə)
 
pl n
the two small inner folds of skin in human females forming the margins of the vaginal orifice
 
[C18: New Latin: smaller lips]

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labia minora
1826, the inner folds of skin around the vulva, from L., lit. "lesser lips" (see labia). The singular is labium minus.
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labia minora labia mi·no·ra (mə-nôr'ə)
pl.n.
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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