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chin

(chin), [TA]
The prominence formed by the anterior projection of the mandible, or lower jaw.
Synonym(s): mentum [TA]
[A.S. cin]

chin

(chin) the anterior prominence of the lower jaw; the mentum.

chin

(chĭn)
n.
The central forward portion of the lower jaw.

chin′less adj.

chin

the raised triangular portion of the mandible and the soft tissue over it below the lower lip. It is formed by the mental protuberance.

chin

The lower part of the face, the core structure of which is provided by the mandible.

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chin

(chin) [TA]
The prominence formed by the anterior projection of the mandible, or lower jaw.
Synonym(s): mentum.
[A.S. cin]

chin

(chin) [TA]
Prominence formed by anterior projection of the mandible, or lower jaw.
[A.S. cin]

chin,

n the raised triangular extension of the anterior portion of the mandible below the lower lip. It is formed by the mental protuberance of the mandible.
chin cup,

chin

the anterior prominence of the lower jaw; the mentum.

fat-chin, chin edema
lower lip swelling or nodules; part of the feline eosinophilic granuloma complex.
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Fat-chin in a cat.
stripped chin
see labial avulsion.
References in classic literature ?
You cannot tell whether her nose was aquiline or retrousse, whether her chin was long or short, her face square or oval; nor could I the first day, and it is not my intention to communicate to you at once a knowledge I myself gained by little and little.
Av I didn't shave, I wud be torminted wid an outrajis thurrst; for there's nothin' so dhryin' to the throat as a big billy-goat beard waggin' undher the chin.
Held her chin up and looked you up and down with eyes the colour of Scotch whisky, as much as to say, "Well, what
Rostov saw the prisoners being led away and galloped after them to have a look at his Frenchman with the dimple on his chin.
When he had finished, the Chief Whimsie looked at him through the holes in his chin and asked:
When he sat down upon a crooked chair that had been made to fit him, one knee was under his chin and the other near the small of his back; but he was a cheerful man and his face bore a pleasant and agreeable expression.
He said yes by dropping his eyelids and thrusting his chin forward.
Francine (as her straight chin proclaimed to all students of physiognomy) was an obstinate girl.
Genevieve had noticed, with a slight touch of amusement, the curious way in which Joe snuggled his body in against Ponta's in the clinches; but she had not realized why, until, in one such clinch, before the snuggling in could be effected, Ponta's fist whipped straight up in the air from under, and missed Joe's chin by a hair's-breadth.
That is very true," said the Physician; "but they do not sufficiently exercise the chin.
The coroner moved round to the end of the table and undid a silk handkerchief which had been passed under the chin and knotted on the top of the head.
He lifted his chin and braced himself to meet what he expected--the grieved disappointment of Pollyanna's eyes.