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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.
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AGE 25: Filler injected into the nasolabial folds, marionette lines on the left and the philtrum, to even out depressions and asymmetries.
Partial FAS Facial Short palpebral fissures Two or more of the Characteristics ([less than or equal to] following: short 2 SDs) and either a palpebral fissures ([less smooth philtrum or thin than or equal to] 10th vermillion border, with percentile), thin the other being normal OR vermillion border, smooth palpebral fissure ([less philtrum.
Site of the primary tumor (N = 54) Site n (%) Midface 22 (41) Cheek 7 (13) Maxilla 7 (13) Infraorbital ridge 4 (7) Zygoma 3 (6) Philtrum 1 (2) Paranasal sinuses 19 (35) Maxillary sinus 12 (22) Ethmoid sinus 5 (9) Frontal sinus 1 (2) Sphenoid sinus 1 (2) Other 13 (24) External nose 9 (17) Nasal cavity 4 (7) Table 2.
FAS is characterized by growth deficits, central nervous system abnormalities (structural, neurological, or functional), and distinctive facial features such as a thin upper lip, smooth philtrum (the groove between the lip and nose) and shorter eye openings, all of which have been recreated experimentally in mice, dogs and primates exposed to alcohol in the womb.
2) This system uses a 4-digit diagnostic code reflecting the magnitude of expression of four key diagnostic features of FAS: (a) growth deficiency; (b) FAS facial phenotype, including short palpebral fissures, flat philtrum, and thin upper lip; (c) central nervous system dysfunction; and (d) gestational alcohol exposure.
The full syndrome is easily recognised with facial features of short palpebral fissures (the opening length of the eye), smooth philtrum (the vertical groove or dimple in the upper lip) and thin upper lip in an infant with developmental delay, growth failure and hyperactivity.
I have registered disbelief at the flawlessness of a brand new person's skin, curving faultlessly around a perfect button nose and into the little scoop of her philtrum.
The philtrum, the indentation below the nose, remains as a mark of God's love.
The minor physical anomalies involved mostly the face and included flat nasal bridge (five), hypoplastic nose (four), long philtrum (three), high-arched palate (three), and thin vermillion, posterior-rotated ears, low-set ears, and protruding ears in one infant each.
24) Craniofacial abnormalities that are most consistently seen with FAS include thin upper lip, smooth philtrum and small palpebral fissures.