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Labial

- Noun

A letter or character representing an articulation or sound formed or uttered chiefly with the lips, as b, p, w.

- Noun

One of the scales which border the mouth of a fish or reptile.

- Noun

An organ pipe that is furnished with lips; a flue pipe.


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  • Labial

    The term labial originates from Labium (Latin for "lip"), and is the adjective that describes anything of or related to lips, such as lip-like structures. Thus, it may refer to:

  • Labial thermistor clip

    The labial thermistor clip is a device used measure the skin temperature of the labia minora and is associated blood engorgement. This device consists of a thermistor affixed to a small metal clip that can be attached to the labia minora. The labial thermistor clip is the second most commonly used physiological measure of female genital response, next to the vaginal photoplethysmograph (VPG). Both devices can be used simultaneously. The labial thermistor clip has some advantages over VPG, including better test-retest reliability, greater correlation between genital and self-reported sexual arousal, and an absolute unit of change (temperature). Like VPG, the labial thermistor clip has discriminant validity; that is, it detects differences between sexual and nonsexual stimuli. It is also sensitive to different levels of sexual arousal. The labial thermistor clip has some disadvantages because participants have difficulty with placing the device correctly and some report discomfort with using the device.

  • Labial fusion

    Labial fusion is a medical condition of the female genital anatomy where the labia minora become fused together. It is generally a pediatric condition.

  • Labial commissure of mouth

    Labial commissure of mouth

    The commissure is the corner of the mouth, where the vermillion border of the superior labium (upper lip) meets that of the inferior labium (lower lip).

  • Anterior labial nerves

    The anterior labial nerves are branches of the ilioinguinal nerve. The equivalent nerves in the male are the anterior scrotal nerves.

  • Labial approximant

    Labial approximant is the name of a class of consonants.

  • Superior labial vein

    Superior labial vein

    The superior labial vein is the vein receiving blood from the upper lip.

  • Labial commissures

    Labial commissures may refer to:

  • Posterior labial nerves

    The posterior labial nerves are branches of the pudendal nerve.

  • Labial frenectomy

    Labial frenectomy

    A labial frenectomy is a form of frenectomy performed on the lip.

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