a fold of membrane that checks or restrains the motion of a part, such as the fold on the underside of the tongue.
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- Also especially British, fraenum.
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How to use frenum in a sentence
Aetius, the first prominent Christian physician of whom we have any record, divided the frenum of the tongue.Psychotherapy | James J. Walsh
Alar frenum: a small ligament crossing the supra-alar groove toward the root of the wing: Hymenoptera.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology | John. B. Smith
It is of slow growth, and forms an elongated swelling on each side of the frenum, covering the teeth, and projecting the lip.
On each side of the frenum, under the mucous membrane of the tip, are mucous glands—apical glands—in which cysts sometimes form.
A double fold of mucous membrane—the frenum—connects the under aspect of the tip with the floor of the mouth and the mandible.
British Dictionary definitions for frenum
a variant spelling (esp US) of fraenum
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