Word of the Day – Prolabium

By December 16, 2019 Word of the Day

Prolabium (noun)


The most prominent part of the lip.

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Blankaart’s Physical Dictionary. From post-classical Latin prolabium from pro- + classical Latin labium lip.

Example sentences

“Her prolabium showed her likeness to her mother.”

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