labia majora

plural noun
la·​bia ma·​jo·​ra | \ ˈlā-bē-ə-mə-ˈjȯr-ə How to pronounce labia majora (audio) \

Definition of labia majora

: the outer fatty folds of the vulva bounding the vestibule

Examples of labia majora in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some people’s labia minora extend past their labia majora and some don’t. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 13 Aug. 2021 According to Davis, the labia majora's job is to protect the more sensitive parts inside. Cheryl Wischhover, Teen Vogue, 25 Dec. 2019 According to Davis, the labia majora's job is to protect the more sensitive parts inside. Cheryl Wischhover, Teen Vogue, 25 Dec. 2019 According to Davis, the labia majora's job is to protect the more sensitive parts inside. Cheryl Wischhover, Teen Vogue, 25 Dec. 2019 According to Davis, the labia majora's job is to protect the more sensitive parts inside. Cheryl Wischhover, Teen Vogue, 25 Dec. 2019 According to Davis, the labia majora's job is to protect the more sensitive parts inside. Cheryl Wischhover, Teen Vogue, 25 Dec. 2019 According to Davis, the labia majora's job is to protect the more sensitive parts inside. Cheryl Wischhover, Teen Vogue, 25 Dec. 2019 Most practitioners treat the labia majora, or the external lips of the vulva; many people request lightening the labia minora, or inner lips, as well, though this is not recommended and many practitioners will not do it. E.j. Dickson, Vox, 6 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of labia majora

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for labia majora

New Latin, literally, larger lips

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“Labia majora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/labia%20majora. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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labia majora

noun plural
la·​bia ma·​jo·​ra | \ ˌlā-bē-ə-mə-ˈjōr-ə, -ˈjȯr- How to pronounce labia majora (audio) \

Medical Definition of labia majora

: the outer fatty folds of the vulva bounding the vestibule

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