labia minora


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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; nymphae.

[New Latin labia minōra : Latin labia, pl. of labium, lip + Latin minōra, neuter pl. of minor, smaller.]

labia minora

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

la•bi•a mi•no•ra

(ˈleɪ bi ə mɪˈnɔr ə, -ˈnoʊr ə)
n.pl.

sing. la•bi•um mi•nus (ˈleɪ bi əm ˈmaɪ nəs)
the inner folds of skin of the external female genitalia.
[1830–40; < New Latin: smaller lips]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.labia minora - the two inner 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.
He told her she had an excessively long labia minora, the flaps of skin that form part of the vulva.
The vulva, which encompasses the labia, clitoris, clitoral hood and vaginal opening, is also commonly, maddeningly, and inaccurately mislabelled as the vagina, which--anatomically speaking--encompasses only the canal that leads from the cervix to the external opening between the labia minora.
Within the vulva they are mostly seen in the vestibule, but can also be identified in the labia minora and majora, perineum and vaginal introitus (1).
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 infibulations appeared in the form of apposition of the labia minora and majora reducing the vaginal opening into a sluice that would just let menses trickle out (Figure 2 and Figure 3).
Malebe is the practice of pulling on the labia minora in order to elongate them, which is believed to again make sex more pleasurable for men, but no consideration for the pain it causes women.
Male patients usually have affected parts at the glans penis, penis body, foreskin interior, coronal sulcus or perianal region, while female patients are affected at the vaginal orifice, labia majora, labia minora or vaginal vestibule.
Genital examination revealed a vulvar white plaque with superficial erosions and an atrophic labia minora.