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bri·dle

(brī'dil),
1. Synonym(s): frenum
2. A band of fibrous material stretching across the surface of an ulcer or other lesion or forming adhesions between opposing serous or mucous surfaces.
[M.E. bridel]
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After years of bridling under the rules of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the Antelope Valley was able to break away and form its own district in 1997.