- Anatomy. the vertical groove on the surface of the upper lip, below the septum of the nose.
- a philter.
Origin of philtrum
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The rich Philtra now forsook Bracidas for the richer brother, and Lucy, seeing herself forsaken, jumped into the sea.
Amidas and Philtra claimed the chest as their right, and the dispute was submitted to sir Ar'tegal.
- the indentation above the upper lip
C17: from Latin, see philtre
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Word Origin and History for philtra
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- The vertical indentation in the midline of the upper lip.infranasal depression
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