dimple

1. A natural indentation, usually circular and of small area, in the chin, cheek, or sacral region. 2. A depression of similar appearance to a d., resulting from trauma or the contraction of scar tissue. 3. To cause dimples.
- coccygeal d. SYN: coccygeal foveola.
- postanal d. SYN: coccygeal foveola.

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dim·ple 'dim-pəl n a slight natural indentation or hollow in the surface of some part of the human body (as on a cheek or the chin)
dimple vb, dim·pled; dim·pling -p(ə-)liŋ vt to mark with dimples vi to exhibit or form dimples

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dim·ple (dimґpəl) 1. a slight depression, as in the flesh of the cheek, chin, or sacral region. 2. any of various other small pits that resemble the skin depression.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Dimple — Dimple, engl. Grübchen, kann sich beziehen auf: die Vertiefungen in einen Golfball eine Scotch Marke eine Falte unter dem Krawattenknoten Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Dimple (Arkansas) Dimple (Kentucky) Dimple (Texas) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dimple — Dim ple, n. [Prob. a nasalized dim. of dip. See {Dip}, and cf. {Dimble}.] 1. A slight natural depression or indentation on the surface of some part of the body, esp. on the cheek or chin. Milton. [1913 Webster] The dimple of her chin. Prior.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dimple — ► NOUN 1) a small depression formed in the fleshy part of the cheeks when one smiles. 2) any small depression in a surface. ► VERB ▪ produce a dimple or dimples in the surface of. DERIVATIVES dimply adjective. ORIGIN Germanic …   English terms dictionary

  • Dimple — Dim ple, v. t. To mark with dimples or dimplelike depressions. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dimple — Dim ple, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dimpled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dimpling}.] To form dimples; to sink into depressions or little inequalities. [1913 Webster] And smiling eddies dimpled on the main. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dimple — (n.) c.1400, perhaps existing in O.E. as a word meaning pothole, perhaps ultimately from P.Gmc. *dumpilaz, which has yielded words in other languages meaning small pit, little pool (Cf. Ger. Tümpel pool, M.L.G. dümpelen, Du. dompelen to plunge ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dimple — [n] indentation cleft, concavity, dent, depression, divot, hollow, pit; concept 490 …   New thesaurus

  • dimple — [dim′pəl] n. [ME dimpel, akin to MHG tumpfel, Ger tümpel, deep hole in water < nasalized var. of Gmc * dup , to be deep < IE base * dheub , * dheup , hollow, deep > DEEP, DIP] 1. a small, natural hollow on the surface of the body, as on… …   English World dictionary

  • Dimple — For other uses, see Dimple (disambiguation). A young woman smiles, with visible dimples on her cheeks. A dimple is a small natural indentation in the flesh on a part of the human body, most notably in the cheek or on the chin.[1] …   Wikipedia

  • dimple — 1. noun a) A small depression or indentation in a surface. The accident created a dimple in the hood of the car. b) Specifically, a small natural depression on the skin, especially on the face near the corners of the mouth …   Wiktionary

  • dimple — noun a small depression in the flesh, either permanent or forming in the cheeks when one smiles. ↘a slight depression in the surface of an object. verb produce a dimple or dimples in the surface of. ↘[usu. as adjective dimpled] form or show a… …   English new terms dictionary

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