labia minora

plural noun
la·​bia mi·​no·​ra | \ ˈlā-bē-ə-mə-ˈnȯr-ə How to pronounce labia minora (audio) \

Definition of labia minora

: the inner highly vascular largely connective-tissue folds of the vulva bounding the vestibule

Examples of labia minora in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The aesthetic ideal produced by these surgeries is that of an ‘innie’, where the labia minora (inner lips) are hidden by the labia majora (outer lips). Gina Tonic, refinery29.com, 25 Aug. 2021 Some people have labia minora smaller or bigger than that, which is also normal. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 13 Aug. 2021 The aesthetic ideal produced by this surgery is that of an ‘innie’, where the labia minora (inner lips) are hidden by the labia majora (outer lips). Gina Tonic, refinery29.com, 24 Aug. 2021 Some people’s labia minora extend past their labia majora and some don’t. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 13 Aug. 2021 The truth is, the labia majora (outer lips) and labia minora (inner lips) look different on all types of bodies. Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, Glamour, 4 Aug. 2020 Labiaplasty typically is performed on the labia minora. Korin Miller, SELF, 30 Mar. 2020 The procedure involves removing some of the labia minora. Brianna Holt, Quartzy, 8 Nov. 2019 The change in shape is also due to the surge in blood — the labia majora may retract, and their retraction can cause the labia minora to appear larger or even show for the first time. Kristi Kellogg, Glamour, 29 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of labia minora

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for labia minora

New Latin, literally, smaller lips

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“Labia minora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/labia%20minora. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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labia minora

noun plural
labia mi·​no·​ra | \ -mə-ˈnōr-ə, -ˈnȯr- How to pronounce labia minora (audio) \

Medical Definition of labia minora

: the inner highly vascular largely connective-tissue folds of the vulva bounding the vestibule

called also nymphae

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