labia majora

plural noun
la·bia ma·jo·ra | \ ˈlā-bē-ə-mə-ˈjȯr-ə \

Definition of labia majora 

: the outer fatty folds of the vulva bounding the vestibule

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The more fearsome-sounding V-Plump, Ms. Barshop said, injects fillers and your own blood plasma into the labia majora to smooth and plump. Laren Stover, New York Times, "The Selfie That Dares to Go There," 7 July 2018 According to Davis, the labia majora's job is to protect the more sensitive parts inside. Lucy Han, Teen Vogue, "Vaginas 101: Everything You Need to Know About the Vagina," 14 Mar. 2018 The labia majora are the outer lips that grow hair, and the labia minora are tucked inside those, putting them closer to all the greatness that is your clitoris, urethra, and vaginal opening. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s the Only Time You Actually Need Labia Surgery," 17 Dec. 2017 Some vulva owners are born with labia minoras that extend past the labia majora, making activities such as walking very uncomfortable and painful. Arielle Egozi, Teen Vogue, "Instagram @Look_At_This_Pussy Aims to Break Down Shame Using Fake Pussies," 20 Sep. 2017

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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

noun plural
la·bia ma·jo·ra | \ ˌlā-bē-ə-mə-ˈjōr-ə, -ˈjȯr- \

Medical Definition of labia majora 

: the outer fatty folds of the vulva bounding the vestibule

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