mentum

[men-tuh m]
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noun, plural men·ta [men-tuh] /ˈmɛn tə/.
  1. Entomology. the medial plate of the labium in insects.
  2. Botany. a chinlike protuberance formed by the sepals and the base of the column in some orchids.

Origin of mentum

1685–95; < New Latin, Latin mentum chin, akin to mouth
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point, jaw, button, mandible, mentum, jawbone

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mentum in Medicine

mentum

[mĕntəm]
n. pl. men•ta (-tə)
  1. The chin.
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