Definition of mentum in English:

mentum

noun

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

    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

mentum

/ˈmen(t)əm/ /ˈmɛn(t)əm/

Origin

Late 17th century (denoting the chin): from Latin.