Todays Word: philtrum

Word: philtrum

PRONUNCIATION:

(FIL-truhm)

MEANING:

noun: The vertical groove below the nose and above the upper lip.

ETYMOLOGY:

From Latin philtrum (love potion, groove under the nose), from Greek philtron (love potion, groove under the nose). Earliest documented use: 1609.

USAGE:

“John Ryan Fitzpatrick flexed his index finger under his nose and across his philtrum.”
Jeff Hicks; Troubles at The Glen; Waterloo Region Record (Canada); Aug 7, 2010.