(Late Latin) labialis, from (Latin) labium lip: confer (French) labial. See Lip.
1. Of or pertaining to the lips or labia; as, labial veins.2. (Music) Furnished with lips; as, a labial organ pipe.3. (Phonetics) (a) Articulated, as a consonant, mainly by the lips, as b, p, m, w. (b) Modified, as a vowel, by contraction of the lip opening, as oo (food), o (old), etc. and as eu and u in French, and ö, ü in German. See Guide to Pronunciation,4. (Zoölogy) Of or pertaining to the labium; as, the labial palpi of insects. See Labium.
1. (Phonetics) A letter or character representing an articulation or sound formed or uttered chiefly with the lips, as b, p, w.2. (Music) An organ pipe that is furnished with lips; a flue pipe.3. (Zoölogy) One of the scales which border the mouth of a fish or reptile.
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(linguistics) a labial consonant (music) an organ pipe having a lip that influences its sound Any of the scales bordering the mouth opening of a reptile.
Adjective labial (not comparable) Of or pertaining to the lips or labia (linguistics) articulated by the lips, as the consonants b, m and w (dentistry) Of an incisor or canine, on the side facing the lips. See mesial. (music) Furnished with lips. a labial organ pipe
(dentistry location adjectives) anterior, apical, axial, buccal, cervical, coronal, distal, distobuccal, distofacial, distoincisal, distolingual, facial, gingival, incisal, inferior, labial, lingual, mandibular, maxillary, mesial, mesiobuccal, mesiodistal, mesiofacial, mesioincisal, mesiolingual, occlusal, palatal, posterior, proximal, superior, vestibular (Category: en:Dentistry) (linguistics): coronal, dorsal, radical, laryngeal
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