labia minora

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labia mi·no·ra

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.]
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labia minora

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]
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la•bi•a mi•no•ra

(ˈleɪ bi ə mɪˈnɔr ə, -ˈnoʊr ə)

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]
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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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These procedures include labioplasty, in which the inner labia is reduced and the unwanted fat from the mons pubis & the upper part of the labia majora is removed.
*Type II: Total or partial removal of the inner labia. *Type III: Removal of external genitalia and fusion of the wound.
No need to put anything inside your vagina; just wash the outer and inner labia and the creases around them.
Hostaguden is another form of excision, where the vagina opening is narrowed through the use of a covering seal by cutting and repositioning the inner labia with or without cutting the clitoris.
Likewise, labiaplasty, or the cutting away of supposedly oversized inner labia, "one of the fastest growing forms of cosmetic surgeries in the West," writes Alberti, is sustained by women ashamed of their mature sexual organs.