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n. pl. ha•be•nae (-nē)
  1. A frenum or restricting fibrous band.
  2. habenula
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Related formsha•benal null adj.
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  • Name from habena, a thong or rein, in allusion to the shape of the lip or spur of some species.

    The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States

    Asa Gray