labia majora


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labia ma·jo·ra

 (mə-jôr′ə)
pl.n.
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

(məˈdʒɔːrə)
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)
n.pl.

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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For this comparison, scores for the mons pubis, labia majora, and labia minora of each individual were averaged to obtain an overall vulvar erythema score, and subgroup means were compared irrespective of product assignment.
My aunt cut away the entire exterior of my vagina, the labia minora, labia majora and then she sewed me up and put a poultice of herbs at the wound.
Health care providers should use the swab to test various locations of the vulva, including the labia majora, the labia minora, the interlabial sulci, and the vestibule at the clock positions of 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00.
There are more," continued the mother, a pretty young woman with an anxious expression, pointing at the other nodules--one on the occiput, one on the labia majora, one on the left upper chest.
Embryologically, the labia minora develop from the urethral folds, while the labia majora develop from the labioscrotal folds.
Excision involves removal of part or all the clitoris and in some cases the adjacent parts of the labia minora; in infibulation or Pharaonic circumcision the clitoris and labia minora are removed and the anterior portion or more of the labia majora are removed and sutured together, covering the vagina except for a small opening.
Infibulation typically involves removal of the clitoris, the labia minora and the anterior two-thirds of the labia majora.
8 inches along its entire length, the projection having a forward end in a generally triangular configuration, the projection having a rearward end in a generally triangular configuration, the forward and rearward ends of the projection being equally spaced from the respective ends of the body portion, the forward and rearward ends each having a concave edge between the upper and lower edges of the projection, the forward end and the projection there adjacent having a thickness between 25-50% greater than the thickness of the rearward end and projection there adjacent, the body portion and the projection adapted to curve with the user's vagina and to be held in place by the user's labia majora during use; a sheet of a moisture impervious material.
If ya 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 is there to block icky bacteria from entering the vagina.
It involves the cutting off of the clitoris, the labia minora, or sometimes the labia majora of a girl's vulva.
14) The vulva, including labia majora, labia minora, and clitoris, is most frequently affected, followed by the mons pubis and perineum.
A second vulvar condition, lichen simplex chronicus, is characterized by thick, lichenified skin of the labia majora and interlabial sulcus, accompanied by erosions, fissuring, and tears in the skin that result from the patient's scratching in her sleep, said Dr.