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philtrum

[ fil-truhm ]
/ ˈfɪl trəm /
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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.
a philter.
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Origin of philtrum

1600–10; <Latin: love philter <Greek phíltron love philter, dimple in upper lip. See phil-, -tron
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British Dictionary definitions for philtrum

philtrum
/ (ˈfɪltrəm) /

noun plural philtra
the indentation above the upper lip

Word Origin for philtrum

C17: from Latin, see philtre
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Medical definitions for philtrum

philtrum
[ fĭltrəm ]

n. pl. phil•tra (-trə)
The vertical indentation in the midline of the upper lip.infranasal depression
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