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frenulum

 [fren´u-lum] (pl. fren´ula) (L.)
a small fold of integument or mucous membrane that limits the movements of an organ or part.
frenulum of clitoris a fold formed by union of the labia minora on the undersurface of the clitoris.
frenulum of ileocecal valve a fold formed by the joined extremities of the ileocecal valve, partially encircling the lumen of the colon.
frenulum labio´rum puden´di fourchette.
frenulum lin´guae frenulum of tongue.
frenulum of lip a median fold of mucous membrane connecting the inside of each lip to the corresponding gum.
frenulum of prepuce of penis a fold under the penis connecting it with the prepuce.
frenulum of pudendal labia the posterior junction of the labia minora; called also fourchette.
frenulum of superior medullary velum a band lying in the superior medullary velum at its attachment to the inferior colliculi.
frenulum of tongue the vertical fold of mucous membrane under the tongue, attaching it to the floor of the mouth; called also frenulum linguae.

fren·u·lum of la·bi·a mi·no·ra

[TA]
the fold connecting the two labia minora posteriorly.

fourchette

/four·chette/ (fldbomacr-shet´) [Fr.] frenulum of pudendal labia.

fourchette

(fo͝or-shĕt′)
n.
1. Anatomy A small band or fold of mucous membrane forming the posterior margin of the vulva and connecting the posterior ends of the labia majora.
2. Zoology See furcula.

fourchette

[fo̅o̅rshet′]
Etymology: Fr, fork
a tense band of mucous membranes at the posterior angle of the vagina that connects the posterior ends of the labia minora.

four·chette

(fŭr'shet)
The tense band of mucous membrane connection formed by the dorsal ends of the labia minora. It is often damaged in childbirth.
[Fr. dim. of fourché, fr. L. furca, fork]

fourchette

The small fold of skin joining the back ends of the LABIA MINORA. The fourchette is often torn during childbirth.
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Toutefois, sauf cas tres particuliers dont Bordeaux fait partie, le prix de la terre agricole evolue dans une fourchette moindre que celle des terres changeant d'orientation.
La technique de datation la plus juste probablement, consiste a delimiter une fourchette d'age d'un paleosol a partir de materiel approprie des unites sedimentaires sus-jacents et sous-jacents.
Dans plus de 73 % des jours (CH : 73,2 % ; CHSLD : 79 % ; US : 83,5 %), la difference du nombre de deces par jour entre les deux fichiers se situe dans une fourchette de [+ or -]3 deces, pour une difference moyenne de -3,6 deces par jour pour les 134 jours utilises.
Susan is a drawing teacher and member of the Fourchette art group, of CF37, and of the Cardiff Drawing Group.
It is very easy to create a mucosal tear at the fourchette in little girls'--so if the child is struggling, and a tear is present, did the perpetrator or the examiner cause it?
10 -- Mouiller le pourtour de la galette Ea l'aide d'un pinceau et appuyer avec le dos d'une fourchette pour bien souder la bordure tout en la guillochant.
Naoui, 2005, "Les Determinants de la Fourchette des Prix en Presence d'Asymetrie d'Information : Le Cas du CAC 40", forthcoming in Revue Management, Information et Finance, 8.
Des donnees paleontologiques eparses tirees de macrofossiles et de spores revelent une fourchette d'ages du Famennien au Tournaisien tardif.
Mais la dame qui m'a remis la salade a oublie la vinaigrette et la fourchette et j'ai du courir jusqu'a la cafeteria du Senat, ce qui m'a retarde.
We dined at a sweet little restaurant on Ship Street called La Petite Fourchette.
Physical examination revealed a 4 x 5 cm area of excoriation and erythema just posterior to the fourchette.