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Old 25th January 2021, 06:48 AM   #67
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Originally Posted by alfaniner View Post
Philtrum.
The vertical groove between the base of the nose and the border of the upper lip.

I remember reading it in a Superman book (novel, not comic book -- no pictures!) It was describing an alien race whose defining feature was the lack of one.
Smooth philtrums are also a symptom of fetal alcohol syndrome. Not everyone who lacks a philtrum has FAS (or is an alien)...but once you know about it it's hard not to wonder when you notice people without one.
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