Definition of mentum in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmen(t)əm/


A part of the base of the labium in some insects.
Example sentences
  • The cricomental space was determined using a thin ruler to connect the cricoid cartilage to the inner mentum, with the head in the neutral position.


Early 19th century: from Latin, literally 'chin'.

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Syllabification: men·tum

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