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philtrum

 [fil´trum]
the vertical groove in the median portion of the upper lip.

phil·trum

, pl.

phil·tra

(fil'trŭm, -tră), [TA] Do not confuse this word with filtrum.
1. A philter or love potion.
2. The infranasal depression; the groove in the midline of the upper lip.
[L., fr. G. philtron, a love-charm, depression on upper lip, fr. phileō, to love]

philtrum

/phil·trum/ (fil´trum) the vertical groove in the median portion of the upper lip.

philtrum

(fĭl′trəm)
n. pl. phil·tra (-trə) or philtrums
1. In humans and certain other primates, the vertical indentation in the center of the upper lip.
2. In many other mammals, the cleft running through the center of the upper lip and often between the nostrils.

philtrum

[fil′trəm]
the vertical groove in the center of the upper lip.

phil·trum

, pl. philtra (fil'trŭm, -tră) [TA]
1. A philter or love potion.
2. [TA] The infranasal depression; the groove in the midline of the upper lip.
[L., fr. G. philtron, a love-charm, depression on upper lip, fr. phileō, to love]

philtrum

The narrow vertical hollow in the centre of the upper lip running down from the nose to the upper lip margin.

phil·trum

, pl. philtra (fil'trŭm, -tră) [TA]
[NA] Infranasal indention or groove on upper lip.
[L., fr. G. philtron, a love-charm, depression on upper lip, fr. phileō, to love]

philtrum (fil´trəm),

n the vertical groove in the midline of the upper lip, extending downward from the nasal septum to the tubercle of the upper lip.

philtrum

the junction between the left and right upper lips; not distinctive in many animal species. In some, such as dogs, the term also applies to the noticeable junction between the two sides of the nose pad.