Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

labium

play
noun la·bi·um \ˈlā-bē-əm\

Definition of labium

plural

labia

play \-ə\
  1. 1 :  any of the folds at the margin of the vulva — compare labia majora, labia minora

  2. 2 :  the lower lip of a labiate corolla

  3. 3 a :  a lower mouthpart of an insect that is formed by the second pair of maxillae united in the middle line b :  a liplike part of various invertebrates



Origin and Etymology of labium

New Latin, from Latin, lip — more at lip


First Known Use: 1634


Medical Dictionary

labium

play
noun la·bi·um \ˈlā-bē-əm\

Medical Definition of labium

plural

labia

\-ə\play
  1. 1:  any of the folds at the margin of the vulva—compare labia majora, labia minora

  2. 2:  a lower mouthpart of an insect that is formed by the second pair of maxillae united in the midline




Learn More about labium


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up labium? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

lavender-fields-in-france

Which of these is a synonym of caesura?

megillah torrent interruption rebellion
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ