labium

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From Latin labium (lip).

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labium (plural labia)

  1. (anatomy) A liplike structure; especially one of the two pairs of folds of skin either side of the vulva.
  2. (botany) The lip of a labiate corolla.
  3. (music) The lip against which pressured air is driven to produce sound in a recorder and in a pipe organ with flue pipes.

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Etymology[edit]

From the Proto-Indo-European *leb- (to hang loosely).

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Noun[edit]

labium n (genitive labiī or labī); second declension

  1. lip

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative labium labia
Genitive labiī
labī1
labiōrum
Dative labiō labiīs
Accusative labium labia
Ablative labiō labiīs
Vocative labium labia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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  • English: labium, labiate
  • Italian: labio
  • Catalan: llavi
  • Portuguese: lábio
  • Spanish: labio

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