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la·bi·a

 (lā′bē-ə)
n.
Plural of labium.

labia

(ˈleɪbɪə)
n
(Anatomy) the plural of labium

la•bi•um

(ˈleɪ bi əm)

n., pl. -bi•a (-bi ə)
1. a lip or liplike structure or part.
2. any of the folds of skin bordering the vulva.
3. the lower petal of a labiate flower.
4. the lower or rearmost unpaired mouthpart of an insect or other arthropod.
[1590–1600; < Latin: lip]

labia

“Lips”: the labia majora and labia minora are respectively the outer and inner lip-like skin folds outside the vagina.
Translations

labia

pl de labium
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Benign enlargement of the labia minora: report of two cases.
According to the authors, she seems surprised when, in response, Parmar and Walker share their knowledge of four types of female genital mutilation, from the simplest circumcision where only the hood of the clitoris is removed, to the most radical - infibulation or pharoanic - which - involves removal of not only the entire clitoris, but also the labia minora and majora and the stitching together of the sides of the vulva, leaving only a small opening.
The inner ring, inserted in the vagina, covers the cervix and holds the condom in place; the outer ring hangs over the labia (the vaginal "lips").
The open entry to the device remains outside the vagina covering the labia.
Cosmetic surgery has grown in popularity throughout the world; however, women hesitant to discuss their concerns about vaginal looseness, enlarged or irregular labia or loss of sexual satisfaction.
Labiaplasty -- Labiaplasty is a procedure to reduce the size or reshape the labia minora (small inner lips), the skin which surrounds the vaginal opening.
According to Transform Cosmetic Surgery, a cosmetic group in the United Kingdom, nearly 1,150 young women enquire about the labia reduction surgery, making requests for it to be done.
The outer ones (covered by your pubic hair) are called the labia majora and the inner ones, the labia minora.
The same request becomes more vexing in an asymptomatic patient who asks for the procedure because she doesn't feel her labia are "normal.
Q I AM really very self-conscious about the size ofmy labia.