from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Anatomy Any of four folds of tissue of the female external genitalia.
- n. Zoology A liplike structure, such as that forming the floor of the mouth of certain invertebrates, especially insects.
- n. Zoology The inner margin of the opening of a gastropod shell.
- n. Botany One of the liplike divisions of a labiate corolla.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A liplike structure; especially one of the two pairs of folds of skin either side of the vulva.
- n. The lip of a labiate corolla.
- n. The lip against which pressured air is driven in a flue pipe in an organ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A lip, or liplike organ.
- n. The lip of an organ pipe.
- n. The folds of integument at the opening of the vulva.
- n. The organ of insects which covers the mouth beneath, and serves as an under lip. It consists of the second pair of maxillæ, usually closely united in the middle line, but bearing a pair of palpi in most insects. It often consists of a thin anterior part (ligula or palpiger) and a firmer posterior plate (mentum).
- n. Inner margin of the aperture of a shell.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy and zoology, a lip or lip-like part. Specifically.
- n. In bot:
- n. The lower or anterior lip of a bilabiate corolla
- n. In Isoëtes, a lip-like structure formed by the lower margin of the foveola.
- n. [capitalized] A genus of ichneumon-flies, with one small New Guinean species
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a liplike structure that bounds a bodily orifice (especially any of the four labiate folds of a woman's vulva)
At the tip of the labium are the labellæ, two little lobes which serve to guide the piercing organs.
The labium, which is the largest and most conspicuous, is apparently cylindrical but is grooved above throughout its length.
The labium was the equivalent of the hyoid, the labial palps and maxillipedes the equivalent of the "hyoid" elements which form the branchial arches.
The labium, which is divided into three joints, becomes flattened towards the tip, which is square, and ends in two thin membranous lobes, probably endowed with
(mandibles), and two pairs of maxillæ, the second and basal pair being united at their base to form the so-called labium, or under lip.
In one fluid motion, her maxilla gathered in the severed head and guided it into her labium.
He said afterwards 'but you turned up on a motorbike!!!!!!!' as if I'd turned up in a see-through lace mini dress and showed the neighbours my labium majus piercing.
Once you've fastened an oversized labium like this to your bike you've already admitted you need fenders, so next time you're in the market for a frame you might want to think differently.
I only hope the damage caused to the collective psyche of our nation's youth by a photograph of two women making gentle nasal and labia superfluos entafada/labium inferius contact is not irreparable.
The larvae of odonates are easily distinguished from those of other aquatic larvae by their long, hinged labium that is used to seize prey.