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Philtrum

The vertical groove located medially on the superior lip.

Abut

Bluntly adjoin another structure.

Acquired Facial Markings

Those developed throughout your lifetime, as a result of repetitious use of certain muscles.

Amputate

Cut off a limb; dismember.

Anchor

A material or technique employed to secure tissues or restorative materials in a fixed position.

Anterior Nares

External nostril openings.

Aquiline

Curved, as the beak of an eagle; a nose which has a "hook" as seen from a profile view.

Areolar

Containing minute interspaces in a tissue.

Bruise

Ecchymosis; an injury caused by a blow without laceration; a contusion.

Cancer

Any benign or malignant tumor.

Cilia

Eyelashes; the fringe of hair edging the eyelids.

Contusion

A bruise; ecchymosis.

Cords of the Neck

Vertical prominence of the neck.

Dehydration

Partial loss of moisture content.

Dorsum

Back; protruding ridge of the nose.

Ecchymosis

Bruise; a discoloration of the skin caused by the escape of blood within the tissues and generally attended by swelling.

Exposed Area

Any visible surface which is to remain uncovered or unclothed.

Fold

An elongated prominence adjoining a surface.

Frenulum

The vertical restraining band of flesh on the medial aspect of the inside of each lip connecting the lip with the gum.

Groove

An elongated depression in a relatively level plane or surface.

Infantile

Babyish, childlike in regard to much adipose tissue.

Inner Canthus

Small elevation extending medially and obliquely from the medial corner of the superior palpebrae.

Intradermal Suture

A type of suture used to close incisions so that suture thread remains entirely under the epidermis; a hidden suture.

Inversion

Tissues turned in an opposite direction or folded inward.

Labia

Lips.

Leptorrhine

A classification given to a nose which is long, narrow, and high-bridged.

Mesorrhine

A classification given to a nose which is medium broad and medium low-bridged.

Nevus

A birthmark; a congenital skin blemish; any congenital anomaly, including various types of birthmarks and all types of moles.

Notch

A relatively deep indentation, usually between two projections.

Oral Cavity

The mouth; the orifice containing the teeth and tongue.

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