Labia majora

outer folds of the vulva

The labia majora (singular: labium majus) are two well known areas where the skin folds that extend downward and backward from the mons pubis to the perineum. Together with the labia minora they form the labia of the vulva.[1]

Labia majora
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Labia majora of the vulva
Details
PrecursorGenital swelling
ArteryDeep external pudendal artery
NervePerineal branches of posterior femoral cutaneous nerve
Identifiers
Latinlabium majus pudendi
TAA09.2.01.003
FMA20367
Anatomical terminology

The labia majora are homologous to the male scrotum.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "How the female reproductive system works | girlshealth.gov". www.girlshealth.gov. Retrieved 2018-08-13.

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