Definition of Mentum

1. Noun. A projection like a chin formed by the sepals and base of the column in some orchids.

Group relationships: Orchid, Orchidaceous Plant
Generic synonyms: Plant Part, Plant Structure



2. Noun. The protruding part of the lower jaw.
Exact synonyms: Chin
Terms within: Goatee
Specialized synonyms: Buccula, Double Chin
Group relationships: Face, Human Face
Generic synonyms: Feature, Lineament

3. Noun. A projection below the mouth of certain mollusks that resembles a chin.
Group relationships: Insect, Orchid, Orchidaceous Plant
Generic synonyms: Body Part

Definition of Mentum

1. n. The front median plate of the labium in insects. See Labium.

Definition of Mentum

1. Noun. (anatomy) The chin. ¹

2. Noun. (context: malacology) A chin-like projection below the mouth of certain mollusks. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mentum

1. the chin [n -TA]

Medical Definition of Mentum

1. The front median plate of the labium in insects. See Labium. Origin: L, chin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mentum

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mentum (current term)
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Literary usage of Mentum

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1. The Flora of British India by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1890)
"scape, sepals short thick spreading from the base tomentose on both surfaces, mentum 0, lip small sessile entire orbicular or subcordate, Gen. af Sp. Orchid ..."

2. A Grammar of the Latin Language from Plautus to Seutonius by Henry John Roby (1876)
"3); 18va-mentum, a relief (Mva-re); 10-mentum, a wash (lav-are); ... sar-mentum, a vine pruning, ie a branch requiring to be pruned off (sarp-6re, ..."

3. The Latin Language: An Historical Account of Latin Sounds, Stems and Flexions by Wallace Martin Lindsay (1894)
"... and commented on by Aulus Gellius (xviii. 5 ; cf. Non. 106. 24 M.). § 30. Neuters in -mentum. ..."

4. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Being a Continuation of the by Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"C. Bart of Li- cinius II. to the right, laureated, with po/uV mentum and cuirass. lier. Same legend and type. In the field to left Ф . In the ..."

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