labia majora

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labia ma·jo·ra

The two outer rounded folds of adipose tissue that lie on either side of the vaginal opening and form the external lateral boundaries of the vulva.

[New Latin labia māiōra : Latin labia, pl. of labium, lip + Latin māiōra, neuter pl. of māior, larger.]

labia majora

pl n
(Anatomy) the two elongated outer folds of skin in human females surrounding the vaginal orifice
[C18: New Latin: greater lips]

la•bi•a ma•jo•ra

(ˈleɪ bi ə məˈdʒɔr ə, -ˈdʒoʊr ə)

sing. la•bi•um ma•jus (ˈleɪ bi əm ˈmeɪ dʒəs)
the outer folds of skin of the external female genitalia.
[1870–75; < New Latin: larger lips]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.labia majora - the two outer folds of the vulva
vulva - external parts of the female genitalia
labium - a liplike structure that bounds a bodily orifice (especially any of the four labiate folds of a woman's vulva)
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Excision: Partial or total removal of the clitoris and the labia minora, with or without excision of the labia majora (the labia are "the lips" that surround the vagina).
These are Faadumo - the partial or total removal of the clitoris and the labia minora, sometimes done with or without the excision of the labia majora.
I mean, how many teenage girls can adequately answer the question, "Do you have much use for your labia majora, or can we just lop a bit of the top?
A 40-year-old female presented with a slow-growing mass on the left labia majora, since three years.
The combination of a newly hairless genital region, together with portrayals of adult women with a "Barbie doll" appearance, may contribute to women feeling self-conscious about labia minora protruding beyond the labia majora.
If you need a quick cheat sheet for your V's exterior, here it goes: First, there's the labia majora (outer lips) then the labia minora (inner lips), which are there to block bacteria from entering the vagina.
Their topics include psychological issues and social mores in female genital aesthetic surgery: what normal is, informed consent and liability in cosmetic genital surgery, labia minora reduction surgery: curved linear resection, augmenting the labia majora with fat grafting, complications of female cosmetic genital surgery, perineoplasty and vaginoplasty, future avenues and advances, transcutaneous temperature-controlled radiofrequency for vulvo-vaginal rejuvenation, and fractional erbium laser for vaginal rejuvenation.
The purpose of defibulation was to separate labia minora from labia majora in order to obtain sufficient vagina permeability for intercourse.
They may be small or quite large and appear as tortuous, soft, compressible swellings over the external surface of the labia majora (Taingson et al.
Palpable mass in the labia majora may be bowel hernia, A lymph node, a hydrocele of the canal of nuck, an abscess, hamartoma, lipoma, or a mesothelial cyst.
A 38-year-old healthy woman presented with a three-year history of a painless swelling on the left labia majora.
The patients had 148 affected parts: 47 at the urethral orifice, 23 at the penis body, 20 at the foreskin, 20 at the glans penis, 16 at the coronal sulcus, 12 at the frenulum, 8 at the labia majora and 2 at the vaginal orifice.