menta

mentum

[men-tuhm]
noun, plural menta [men-tuh] .
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:
1685–95; < Neo-Latin, Latin mentum chin, akin to mouth

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mentum men·tum (měn'təm)
n. pl. men·ta (-tə)
The chin.

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