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labium

1. a lip or liplike structure
2. any one of the four lip-shaped folds of the female vulva
3. the fused pair of appendages forming the lower lip of insects
4. the lower lip of the corolla of labiate flowers

labium

[′lā·bē·əm]
(biology)
A liplike structure.
The lower lip, as of a labiate corolla or of an insect.
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Initially, Kiss kept the excess labia in a jar full of surgical fluid as a sign of triumph, but after it turned from pink to grey, she opted to use glitter and crystal resin (an art technique she learned from her child) to create her necklace.
A huge acrochordon in labia majora--an unusual presentation.
Official figures do show, however, that the number of labia reductions done on the NHS [Editor's Note: The British National Health Service] has risen five-fold in a decade, with more than 2,000 in 2010.
Funders for the campaign, which aims to raise R2 million ($190,000), will get gifts that include mounted celluloid frames of Monty Python's "Life of Brian" --screened at the Labia at a time when the film was banned by the apartheid government--to original seats dating to 1949, when the theater was built.
Sister Namibia is aware that the elongation of the labia is practiced in some parts of Namibia especially Caprivi.
The patient had red thickened plaques with accentuated skin lines (furrows) covering both of her labia majora (FIGURE).
Dermatolojik muayenede, daha yogun olarak bilateral labia minor ic yuzeyinde lineer tarzda simetrik yerlesimli, daha az sayida ise introitus vajina bolgesinde, 1-2 mm capta ve 1-3 mm uzunlukta, mukoza ile ayni renkte, birbirinden ayri filiform papulleri mevcuttu (Resim 1, 2).
Because everybody is going for completely hair free [bikini waxes], so labia are making more of an appearance," she says.
Fusion of the labia majora is generally an acquired defect because of local inflamation, trauma and vaginal lacerations.
Of the 166 physicians surveyed, 38% did not accurately identify the hymen, 28% did not accurately identify the urethra, and 21% did not accurately identify the labia majora (Child Maltreat.
IN the 26 May 2007 edition of the British Medical Journal (BMJ), two British psychologists reported that the numbers of requests from women for surgery to alter the appearance of their genitals, especially the labia, were increasing.