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frenulum

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noun fren·u·lum \ˈfren-yə-ləm\

Definition of frenulum

plural frenulaplay \-lə\

  1. 1 :  a connecting fold of membrane serving to support or restrain a part (as the tongue)

  2. 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


Medical Dictionary

frenulum

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noun fren·u·lum \ˈfren-yə-ləm\

Medical Definition of frenulum

plural frenula \-lə\play

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




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