Labial

Definition of Labial

La´bi`al
a.1.Of or pertaining to the lips or labia; as, labial veins.
2.(Mus.) Furnished with lips; as, a labial organ pipe.
3.(Phonetics) Articulated, as a consonant, mainly by the lips, as b, p, m, w.
4.(Zool.) Of or pertaining to the labium; as, the labial palpi of insects. See Labium.
n.1.(Phonetics) A letter or character representing an articulation or sound formed or uttered chiefly with the lips, as b, p, w.
2.(Mus.) An organ pipe that is furnished with lips; a flue pipe.
3.(Zool.) One of the scales which border the mouth of a fish or reptile.

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