Definition of labia minora
The two inner folds of skin within the cleft of the labia majora.
Examples of labia minora in the following topics:
- As the outer portal of the human uterus or womb, it protects its opening by a "double door": the labia majora (large lips) and the labia minora (small lips).
- The labia minora are two soft folds of skin within the labia majora.
- The clitoris is located at the front of the vulva, where the labia minora meet.
- The point where the labia minora attach to the clitoris is called the frenulum clitoridis.
- The area between the labia minora is called the vulval vestibule, and it contains the vaginal and urethral openings.
- These parts are internal; the vagina meets the external organs at the vulva, which includes the labia, clitoris, and urethra.
- The external components include the mons pubis, pudendal cleft, labia majora, labia minora, Bartholin's glands, and clitoris.
- Sebaceous glands are also found in non-haired areas of lips, eyelids, penis, labia minora, and nipples; here the sebum reaches the surface through ducts.
- The glans of the penis is homologous to the clitoral glans; the corpora cavernosa are homologous to the body of the clitoris; the corpus spongiosum is homologous to the vestibular bulbs beneath the labia minora; the scrotum, homologous to the labia minora and labia majora; and the foreskin, homologous to the clitoral hood .
- Sebaceous glands are also found in non-haired areas (glabrous skin) of eyelids, nose, penis, labia minora, and nipples.