a lip or liplike edge; esp., the upper or front lip of insects and other arthropods
Origin of labrumModern Latin from L, lip
- A lip or liplike structure, such as the one forming the roof of the mouth in insects.
- The outer margin of the opening of a gastropod shell.
Origin of labrumLatin lip ; see leb- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin labrum (“lip”).
- A large basin of warm water, with an overhanging lip, in a Roman bath.
From Latin lābrum (“bathing tub”).