philtrum

[fil-truhm]
noun, plural philtra [fil-truh] .
1.
Anatomy. the vertical groove on the surface of the upper lip, below the septum of the nose.
2.
a philter.

Origin:
1600–10; < Latin: love philter < Greek phíltron love philter, dimple in upper lip. See phil-, -tron

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philtrum (ˈfɪltrəm)
 
n , pl philtra
the indentation above the upper lip
 
[C17: from Latin, see philtre]

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philtrum phil·trum (fĭl'trəm)
n. pl. phil·tra (-trə)
The vertical indentation in the midline of the upper lip. Also called infranasal depression.

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Running down the center of the outer surface of the upper lip is a shallow groove-the philtrum.
The philtrum is the vertical groove between the nose and the middle part of the upper lip.
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