Definition of Frenulum

1. Noun. (anatomy) A small fold of tissue that prevents an organ in the body from moving too far. ¹

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Definition of Frenulum

1. a frenum [n -LA or -LUMS] : FRENULAR [adj] - See also: frenum

Medical Definition of Frenulum

1. A band of tissue which attaches the bottom of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. (07 Apr 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Frenulum

frenulum (current term)
frenulum cerebelli
frenulum epiglottidis
frenulum labii inferioris
frenulum linguae
frenulum of Giacomini
frenulum of M'Dowel
frenulum of Morgagni
frenulum of ileocaecal valve

Literary usage of Frenulum

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"On either side lateral to the frenulum is a slight fold of the mucous membrane, the plica fimbriata, the free edge of which occasionally exhibits a series ..."

2. A Manual for the Study of Insects by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1895)
"As the frenulum projects forward under the fore wing it tends to depress the ... Usually the frenulum consists of two or more bristles in females and of a ..."

3. Urogenital Therapeutics, Medical and Surgical: A Treatise on the Practical by Filipp Kreissl (1908)
"CONGENITAL SHORTENING OF THE frenulum. A transverse incision may be made across the frenulum; the small artery ligated; the transverse wound changed to a ..."

4. Anatomical Names: Especially the Basle Nomina Anatomica ("BNA") by Albert Chauncey Eycleshymer, Daniel Martin Schoemaker, Roy Lee Moodie, Wilhelm His (1917)
"55:66 frenulum ... inferioris—52:45=r frenulum of inferior lip — labii superioris—52:44= frenulum of superior lip ... frenulum of anterior medullary velum ..."

5. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"The frenulum and the frenulum hook.—In most moths there is a strong spine-like organ ... As a rule the frenulum of the female consists of several bristles ..."

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