(anatomy) situated beneath the chin
- Submental artery
submental artery sub·men·tal artery (sŭb-měn’tl) n. An artery with origin in the facial artery, with distribution to the mylohyoid muscle, the submandibular and sublingual glands, and the structures of the lower lip, and with anastomoses to the inferior labial and a branch of the inferior dental and sublingual arteries.
- Submental vein
submental vein n. A vein that is situated below the chin, anastomoses with the sublingual vein, connects with the anterior jugular vein, and empties into the facial vein.
verb (used with object), submerged, submerging. 1. to put or sink below the surface of water or any other enveloping medium. 2. to cover or overflow with water; immerse. 3. to cover; bury; subordinate; suppress: His aspirations were submerged by the necessity of making a living. verb (used without object), submerged, submerging. 4. to sink […]
adjective 1. under the surface of water or any other enveloping medium; inundated. 2. hidden, covered, or unknown: There are many submerged facts which could have a bearing on the case. 3. poverty-stricken; destitute; impoverished: a program to aid the submerged socioeconomic groups. verb (used with object), submerged, submerging. 1. to put or sink below […]