Sunday, June 28, 2009 12:00:04 PM
OldOllie - The space between the nose and mouth is called the philtrum (sometimes spelled philtrim). The central depression under your nose is called the philtral dimple, and the ridges are called philtral columns. The word is Greek in origin and means “magic potion”. An old wives’ tale has it that the philtrum is a mark left by an angel’s finger at the moment of a baby’s birth. Or so they say.