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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With labial enlargement, the tissue can hang down a few inches outside the labia majora or outer labia causing women to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable, and can cause problems with intercourse and intimacy.
The procedure done on the woman is type 3 of FGM which involves the extreme narrowing of the vaginal opening by removing and sewing together the inner or outer labia.
If this is an accepted definition, then the documentary suggests that "normal" vulvas consist of inner and outer labia, a vagina, a clitoris and a clitoral hood, though perceptions of normality of size and shape would also be subject to limitations, just as height and weight are.