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mentum

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noun men·tum \ˈmen-təm\

Definition of mentum

plural men·ta play \-tə\

  1. :  a median plate of the labium of an insect



Origin of mentum

Latin, chin — more at mouth


First Known Use: 1826

Rhymes with mentum


Medical Dictionary

mentum

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noun men·tum \ˈment-əm\

Medical Definition of mentum

plural men·ta \-ə\play

  1. :  chin




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