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lip

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noun \ˈlip\

Medical Definition of lip

  1. 1:  either of the two fleshy folds which surround the opening of the mouth in humans and many other vertebrates and in humans are organs of speech essential to certain articulations; also :  the pinkish or reddish margin of a human lip composed of nonglandular mucous membrane and usually exposed when the mouth takes on its natural set

  2. 2:  an edge of a wound

  3. 3:  either of a pair of fleshy folds surrounding an orifice

  4. 4:  an anatomical part or structure (as a labium) resembling a lip

liplike \ˈlip-ˌlīk\play adjective




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