[ fil-truh m ]
/ ˈfɪl trəm /
noun, plural phil·tra [fil-truh] /ˈfɪl trə/.
Anatomy. the vertical groove on the surface of the upper lip, below the septum of the nose.
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Examples from the Web for philtra
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.
British Dictionary definitions for philtra
/ (ˈfɪltrəm) /
noun plural philtra
the indentation above the upper lip
Word Origin for philtrum
C17: from Latin, see philtre
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Medicine definitions for philtra
[ fĭl′trəm ]
n. pl. phil•tra (-trə)
The vertical indentation in the midline of the upper lip.infranasal depression
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