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mentum

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noun men·tum \ˈmen-təm\

Definition of mentum

plural

menta

play \-tə\
  1. :  a median plate of the labium of an insect



Origin and Etymology of mentum

Latin, chin — more at mouth


First Known Use: 1826


Medical Dictionary

mentum

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noun men·tum \ˈment-əm\

Medical Definition of mentum

plural

menta

\-ə\play
  1. :  chin




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