Definition of mentum in English:

mentum

Line breaks: men¦tum
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛntəm
 
/

noun

Entomology
  • A part of the base of the labium in some insects.
    More 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.

Origin

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

More definitions of mentum

Definition of mentum in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day milord
Pronunciation: mɪˈlɔːd
noun
used to address an English nobleman