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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

, pl.

fren·u·la

(fren'yū-lŭm, -lă), [TA]
A small frenum or bridle.
See also: frenum.
Synonym(s): habenula (1) [TA]
[Mod. L. dim. of L. frenum, bridle]

frenulum

/fren·u·lum/ (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 with 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 of lip  a median fold of mucous membrane connecting the inside of each lip to the corresponding gum.
frenulum of prepuce of penis  the fold under the penis connecting it with the prepuce.
frenulum of pudendal labia , frenulum puden´di the posterior union of the labia minora, anterior to the posterior commissure.
frenulum of superior medullary velum  a band lying in the 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.

frenulum

(frĕn′yə-ləm)
n. pl. frenu·la (-lə)
1. Anatomy A small frenum.
2. Entomology A bristly structure on the hind wings of certain moths and butterflies that holds the forewings and hind wings together during flight.

frenulum

See frenum.

frenulum

A thin strip of mucocutaneous tissue on the underside of the penis which connect the shaft to the head.

fren·u·lum

, pl. frenula (fren'yū-lŭm, -lă) [TA]
A small frenum or bridle.
Synonym(s): habenula (1) [TA] , frenum (3) .
[Mod. L. dim. of L. frenum, bridle]

frenulum

Any small fold of mucous membrane.

fren·u·lum

, pl. frenula (fren'yū-lŭm, -lă) [TA]
A small frenum or bridle.
See also: frenum
[Mod. L. dim. of L. frenum, bridle]

frenulum

(fren´ūlum).
n See frenum.

frenulum

pl. frenula [L.] a small fold of integument or mucous membrane that limits the movements of an organ or part.

clitoridal frenulum
a fold from the clitoridal fossa to the clitoris.
frenulum linguae
frenulum of tongue.
lingual frenulum
the vertical fold of mucous membrane under the tongue, attaching it to the floor of the mouth; called also frenulum linguae.
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Lingual frenulum of the dog. By permission from Sack W, Wensing CJG, Dyce KM, Textbook of Veterinary Anatomy, Saunders, 2002
frenulum of lip
a median fold of mucous membrane connecting the inside of each lip to the corresponding gum.
penile preputial frenulum
thin ventral sheet of preputial skin and connective tissue forming a fold under the penis and connecting its ventral raphe with the preputial mucosa. Normally breaks down at the approach of puberty. Persistence of a part of the frenulum causes deviation and incomplete protrusion of the penis and inability to mate, is an inherited defect in cattle. Most cases can be satisfactorily corrected surgically.
superior medullary velum frenulum
a band lying in the superior medullary velum at its attachment to the inferior colliculi in the brain.
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Ankyloglossia (tongue tie): This is characterized by shortness of the lingual frenula, which thus restricts movements of the tongue.
Absence of the inferior labial and lingual frenula in Eblers-Danlos syndrome.

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