labia majora


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labia majora

[‚lā·bē·ə mə′jȯr·ə]
(anatomy)
A pair of outer skin folds forming the lateral border of the vulva in the female.
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Type III: Narrowing of the vaginal orifice with creation of a covering seal by cutting and appositioning the labia minora and/or the labia majora, with or without excision of the clitoris (infibulation).
Section 1(1) of the FGM Act specifies that it is an offense to excise, infibulate, or otherwise mutilate the labia majora, labia minora, or clitoris.
Type III: Infibulation: narrowing of the vaginal orifice with creation of a covering seal by cutting and appositioning the labia minora and/or labia majora with or without excision of the clitoris (infibulations)
The lateral aspect of the labia majora is covered by hair-bearing skin containing sweat glands, whereas the medial aspect is covered by keratinized or modified mucous membrane.
Some stitches have dissolved, and, though still slightly peeking out from her labia majora, her inner lips are significantly smaller.
Excision is normally done on the clitoris, labia minora and labia majora.
The second is excision which includes partial or total removal of the clitoris and the labia minora, with or without excision of the labia majora (the labia are "the lips" surrounding the vagina).
The patient had red thickened plaques with accentuated skin lines (furrows) covering both of her labia majora (FIGURE).
It is characterized by pain and burning in the vulva, the female external genital organs, including the labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, and vestibule of the vagina.
The thick leaf of the labia majora, the thin, tender fronds
VULVAL CANCER * What is it: A very rare form of cancer with affects the vulva, which consists of the labia majora and labia minora.