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[fil-truh m] /ˈfɪl trəm/

noun, plural philtra
[fil-truh] /ˈfɪl trə/ (Show IPA)
Anatomy. the vertical groove on the surface of the upper lip, below the septum of the nose.
a philter.
noun (pl) philtra
the indentation above the upper lip

dimple in the middle of the upper lip, 1703, medical Latin, from Greek philtron, literally “love charm” (see philtre).

philtrum phil·trum (fĭl’trəm)
n. pl. phil·tra (-trə)
The vertical indentation in the midline of the upper lip. Also called infranasal depression.


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