labia minora

plural noun
la·bia mi·no·ra | \ˈlā-bē-ə-mə-ˈnȯr-ə \

Definition of labia minora 

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

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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 minora

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for labia minora

New Latin, literally, smaller lips

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labia minora

noun plural
labia mi·no·ra | \-mə-ˈnōr-ə, -ˈnȯr- \

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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