Definition of Frenum

1. n. A cheek stripe of color.

Definition of Frenum

1. Noun. (alternative form of frenulum) ¹

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Definition of Frenum

1. a connecting fold of membrane [n -NA or -NUMS]

Medical Definition of Frenum

1. Small pieces of pink coloured skin that attach your lips, cheeks and tongue to your mouth. Examples include the piece of skin under your tongue which sticks out when you pick up your tongue, and the piece of skin which sticks out when you pull out your lips. (08 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Frenum

frenulum of Morgagni
frenulum of ileocaecal valve
frenulum of superior medullary velum
frenulum of the lip
frenulum of tongue
frenulum valvae ileocaecalis
frenulum veli medullaris superioris
frenum (current term)

Literary usage of Frenum

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1. Institutes of surgery: Arranged in the Order of the Lectures Delivered in by Charles Bell (1838)
"The frenum is sometimes unnaturally strong and short. It may affect the speech, but cannot interrupt sucking; for sucking is effected by the sinking of the ..."

2. A New Era of Thought by Charles Howard Hinton, Alicia Boole Stott, H. John Falk (1888)
"10. Urna, Ostrum, Comes, Spicula, Mars, Tibicen, Vestis, Oliva, Tyro, Aer, Remus, Sector, Ala, Saltus, Scena. 11. frenum, Plebs ..."

3. Treatment of the diseases of children by Charles Gilmore Kerley (1907)
"The treatment consists in dividing the frenum with curved scissors. ... The frenum is fixed in the slit in the broad end of the director which rests against ..."

4. Modern Dentistry by Joseph Head (1917)
"This factor is the extension of the frenum of the lip between the upper central ... This frenum must be extirpated, for otherwise the movement of the lip ..."

5. The Student's Manual of Venereal Diseases: Being a Concise Description of by Berkeley Hill, Arthur Cooper (1882)
"A ligature may be used when the artery of the frenum is the bleeding point If the shortness of the frenum render intercourse painful, it should be divided ..."

6. A Manual of Operative Surgery by Lewis Atterbury Stimson (1878)
"DIVISION OF THE frenum. The tip of the tongue is raised upon the handle of — a director, in the slit of which the frenum is engaged, divided with curved ..."

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