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A Member's Question

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What did Modi call it?

Answers of the Week

Paris:– Sunday, 5. December 2004:– At Thursday's Café Metropole Club meeting member in good standing Rita Martinson wanted to know the name of the part of the anatomy that is in the centre of the face between the bottom of the nose and the top of the upper lip The answer, I wrote, is required by the time of the next club meeting. I never for the tiniest second expecting the following:

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eMail from Lawrence Deneault. Sent via the Internet on Friday, 3. December 2004:–

Hi, Ric,

I'm a long–time reader and, despite having never attended any meetings, thought I'd contribute by answering the question of the week:

The space between the bottom of the nose and the top of the upper lip is called the philtrum.

Here's a link that I've been able to dig up that addresses it in a disturbing amount of depth. http://ask.yahoo.com/ask/20021219.html

I googled the term 'lip indentation below nose.' Frankly, I'm amazed that it worked.

Best regards,
Lawrence Deneault

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Between Nose and Lip

eMail from C Bull. Sent via the Internet on Friday, 3. December 2004:–


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Facial Anatomy Quiz

eMail from Michael Peskura. Sent via the Internet on Friday, 3. December 2004:–

"The philtrum is the midline groove in the upper lip that runs from the top of the lip to the nose."

Reference: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/9012.htm


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I Nose, Maybe ...

eMail from John McCulloch. Sent via the Internet on Saturday, 4. December 2004:–

My meager sources say: nasolabial area, nasolabial complex or nasolabial junction.

"nasolabial (næ soæ læ biæl) (na→zo → la–be–[schwa]l) [naso– + labial] pertaining to the nose and lip."

http://www.faceandbody.co.uk/ http://www.plasticsurgerysoutherncalifornia.com/facial_analysis.htmphoto, clifford, copyright ja mcculloch

Here's the newest 'member in absentia' of the Metropole Family – Clifford. The rest will have to wait until after the move. He – needed – an immediate home.

Happy Holidays, Ric!

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Stiff Upper Lip

eMail from Dana Shaw. Sent via the Internet on Sunday, 5. December 2004:–

Other than upper lip which the Brits always suggest one should keep stiff, I believe both lips are called labium (s.) labia (pl.) Hence, the upper lip might be referred to as the 'labium superiotis.' Just a guess, but I can't find the real word. Septum as in 'deviated septum' doesn't seem to work.

Happy holidays, my friend.

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Last Lip

Thank you one and all, and a special tip of the hat to readers who are still sending in the 'Answer of the Week.' Every one is truly appreciated. And not to forget – goodnight Clifford!

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