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labret

(lā′brĕt) [L. labrum, lip]
A decorative piercing through the center of the lower lip.
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Such a process may also help to explain the high frequencies of decorative adornments such as labrets and beads.
2003 'Oral Implications of Labret Use: A Case from Pre-Columbian Chile.
Another apparent shift in the Central Coast region through time is the use of labrets as probable status markers, which ended between 500 BC and AD 1 in the Central Coast (Cybulski 1996); the use of labrets was supplanted by head-shaping to mark status.