labia minora


labia minora
/lay"bee euh mi nawr"euh, -nohr"euh/, sing. labium minus /lay"bee euhm muy"neuhs/. Anat.
the inner folds of skin of the external female genitalia.
[1830-40; < NL: lesser lips]

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