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frenum

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noun fre·num \ˈfrē-nəm\

Definition of frenum

plural frenums or fre·na play \-nə\

  1. :  frenulum 1



Origin of frenum

New Latin, from Latin, bridle, reins, and bit; probably akin to Latin frendere to grind — more at grind


First Known Use: 1741


Medical Dictionary

frenum

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noun fre·num \ˈfrē-nəm\

Medical Definition of frenum

plural frenums or fre·na \-nə\play




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "frenum"


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