frenulum

noun fren·u·lum \ ˈfren-yə-ləm \

Definition of frenulum

plural frenula play \ˈfren-yə-lə\
1 : a connecting fold of membrane serving to support or restrain a part (such 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

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Origin and Etymology of frenulum

New Latin, diminutive of Latin frenum


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frenulum

noun fren·u·lum \ ˈfren-yə-ləm \

medical Definition of frenulum

plural frenula play \-lə\
: a connecting fold of membrane serving to support or restrain a part (as the tongue)

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