mentalis

noun

men·​ta·​lis men-ˈtā-ləs How to pronounce mentalis (audio)
plural mentales -ˌlēz How to pronounce mentalis (audio)
: a muscle that originates in the incisive fossa of the mandible, inserts in the skin of the chin, and raises the chin and pushes up the lower lip

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“Mentalis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mentalis. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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