frenulum


fren·u·lum

noun \ˈfren-yə-ləm\
plural fren·u·la\-lə\

Definition of FRENULUM

1
:  a connecting fold of membrane serving to support or restrain a part (as the tongue)
2
:  a bristle or group of bristles on the front edge of the posterior wings of some lepidoptera that unites the wings by interlocking with a catch on the posterior part of the forewings

Origin of FRENULUM

New Latin, diminutive of Latin frenum
First Known Use: circa 1706

fren·u·lum

noun \ˈfren-yə-ləm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural fren·u·la \-lə\

Medical Definition of FRENULUM

: a connecting fold of membrane serving to support or restrain a part (as the tongue)

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