mentum

[ men-tuh m ]
/ ˈmɛn təm /

noun, plural men·ta [men-tuh] /ˈmɛn tə/.

Entomology. the medial plate of the labium in insects.
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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mentum
[ mĕntəm ]

n. pl. men•ta (-tə)

The chin.
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