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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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The measurement was taken from the center of anus to the junction of smooth perineal skin and rugated skin of the scrotum in males, and to the posterior convergence of the fourchette in females (Figure 1) using Vernier calipers (DialMax; Wiha Premium Tools, Schonach, Germany) that read in increments of 0.
Fourchette Verte Suisse, active in the French-speaking part of the country and in Ticino, is a label that eateries may qualify for if they offer at least one meal on the menu that is nutritionally balanced according to specific criteria, and served in hygienic conditions on non-smoking premises.
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.
Jagger's 17th century chateau at La Fourchette in France is perhaps the most beautiful of their homes and is said to be his favourite.
Princess Margaret's lady-in-waiting, Jane Stevens, is to re- landscape La Fourchette, his pounds 2 million estate in the Loire Valley.
A noter que la fourchette des prix par touriste varie entre 7 000 et 12000 dinars.
Le classement fourchette se fait dans l'ignorance et le clientelisme.
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Local inspection a tense swelling of 10x8cm seen in the left labia majora, extending medially to 1/3 of vagina, laterally involving labia majora, superiorly up to urethral meatus, inferiorly upto fourchette.
Auparavant, la BCT intervenait quotidiennement, en fait a titre indicatif, pour corriger la valeur du taux de change effectif nominal dans une fourchette de 1% entre les cours acheteurs et vendeurs du dinar vis-a-vis des principales devises etrangeres.
Les regles d'etiquette a suivre pour savoir quelle fourchette utiliser pour la salade, ou bien le savoir-vivre relatif aux regles a suivre en se mettant a table, comme, le fait de ne pas parler en ayant du manger dans la bouche, tous ces points ne sont que des exemples pour la bonne conduite et le comportement ideal.