Labium

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Labium (plural labia) is a Latin-derived term meaning "Lip". Labium and its derivatives (including labia, labial, labrum and labellum) are used to describe any lip-like structure, but in the English language, labium often specifically refers to parts of the vulva.

A variant of the word, labellum (plural: labella), is used by people studying entomology and botany.[1][2]

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  1. Khoshoo, T.N. & Guha, I. Origin and Evolution of Cultivated Cannas. Vikas Publishing House.
  2. Smith, John. B. Explanation of terms used in entomology. Pub: Brooklyn Entomological Society 1906. May be downloaded from: [1]