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la·bi·um

 (lā′bē-əm)
n. pl. la·bi·a (-bē-ə)
1. Anatomy Any of four folds of tissue of the female external genitals.
2. Zoology
a. A liplike structure, such as that forming the floor of the mouth of certain invertebrates, especially insects.
b. The inner margin of the opening of a gastropod shell.
3. Botany One of the liplike divisions of a bilabiate corolla.

[Latin, lip; see leb- in Indo-European roots.]

labium

(ˈleɪbɪəm)
n, pl -bia (-bɪə)
1. (Anatomy) a lip or liplike structure
2. (Anatomy) any one of the four lip-shaped folds of the female vulva. See labia majora, labia minora
3. (Zoology) the fused pair of appendages forming the lower lip of insects
4. (Botany) the lower lip of the corolla of labiate flowers
[C16: New Latin, from Latin: lip]

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.labium - a liplike structure that bounds a bodily orifice (especially any of the four labiate folds of a woman's vulva)
external body part - any body part visible externally
vulva - external parts of the female genitalia
labia majora - the two outer folds of the vulva
labia minora - the two inner folds of the vulva
Translations

labium

[ˈleɪbɪəm] N (labia (pl)) → labio m

labium

n pl <labia> (Anat) → Schamlippe f, → Labium nt (spec)

la·bi·um

n. L. labio.
1. borde carnoso;
2. estructura semejante a un labio;
labia majora and labia minora___ mayor y ___ menor.

labium

n (pl labia) labio (genital)
References in periodicals archive ?
A 31-year-old female, who had been diagnosed as KTS, presented with oozy, painful, and chronic progressive lesions over the right labium majus that had been present for more than 4 years.
Although no specific clinical features distinguish yolk sac tumor of the vulva from other labial neoplasms, review of the literature shows a tendency to a presentation in young adulthood (median age, 19 years) and a preference of the right labium.
The free edge of the upper labium is short, thin, and flexible while those of the lower and lateral labia are long, thick, turgid, and filled with connective tissue.
A 35-mm soft circular bulging mass at the superior aspect of the left labium was palpated, with otherwise normal external female genitalia.
CASE REPORT: A 35 years old female was presented with a huge mass arising from right labium majus for 2 years.
punjabensis is indeed most closely related to the species of Riazocoris and not to Caystrus in the characters of labium much longer at least reaching to metacoxae, sometimes reaching to third abdominal sternum (as in the unique specimen of N.