What is the difference between labium and lip?

labium | lip |

Labium is a synonym of lip.


As nouns the difference between labium and lip

is that labium is (anatomy) a liplike structure; especially one of the two pairs of folds of skin either side of the vulva while lip is (countable) either of the two fleshy protrusions around the opening of the mouth.

As a verb lip is

to touch with the lips; to kiss or lick; to lap the lips against something.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

labium

English

Noun

(labia)
  • (anatomy) A liplike structure; especially one of the two pairs of folds of skin either side of the vulva.
  • (botany) The lip of a labiate corolla.
  • (music) The lip against which pressured air is driven in a flue pipe in an organ.
  • Derived terms

    * labia majora * labia minora

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    lip

    English

    Noun

  • (countable) Either of the two fleshy protrusions around the opening of the mouth.
  • * Bible, Jeb. xv. 6
  • Thine own lips testify against thee.
  • (countable) A part of the body that resembles a lip, such as the edge of a wound or the labia.
  • {{quote-Fanny Hill, part=2 , I twisted my thighs, squeezed, and compressed the lips of that virgin slit}}
  • (countable) The projecting rim of an open container; a short open spout.
  • (slang, uncountable) Backtalk; verbal impertinence.
  • Don’t give me any lip !
  • The edge of a high spot of land.
  • * 1913 ,
  • They toiled forward along a tiny path on the river’s lip . Suddenly it vanished. The bank was sheer red solid clay in front of them, sloping straight into the river.
  • * 1894 , David Livingstone, A Popular Account of Dr Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and its Tributaries ,
  • We landed at the head of Garden Island, which is situated near the middle of the river and on the lip' of the Falls. On reaching that ' lip , and peering over the giddy height, the wondrous and unique character of the magnificent cascade at once burst upon us.
  • The sharp cutting edge on the end of an auger.
  • (botany) One of the two opposite divisions of a labiate corolla.
  • (botany) The distinctive petal of the Orchis family.
  • (zoology) One of the edges of the aperture of a univalve shell.
  • Synonyms

    * (either of the fleshy protrusions around the mouth) labium (medical term ) * (part of body resembling a lip) labium (medical) * (rim of an open container) edge, rim * (impertinence) backchat, cheek (informal), impudence, rudeness

    Derived terms

    * black lip * cleft lip * fat lip * lip gloss * lipless * liplike * lip-lock * lipped * lipping * lippy * lip-read * lip-reader * lip service * lip-smacking * lipstick * lip-strap * lip-synch * loose lip * tight-lipped

    Verb

  • To touch with the lips; to kiss or lick; to lap the lips against something.
  • * Praed
  • The bubble on the wine which breaks / Before you lip the glass.
  • * Shakespeare
  • A hand that kings / Have lipped and trembled kissing.
  • To utter verbally.
  • (Keats)
  • To simulate speech merely by lip-movement, as suffices for a lip-reader.
  • (sports) to make a golf ball hit the lip of the cup, without dropping in.
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