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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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10) Chronic entrapment has been corrected previously by extraoral surgical resection of the stretched, redundant sublingual intermandibular skin (10) or by intraoral resection of the redundant frenulum tissue with a C[O.
There have been various reports of other complications with LMA insertion namely necrotic mucosal tissue and defects in the posterior pharyngeal wall (4) and tearing of the lingual frenulum caused by insertion of the ProSeal LMA in a child (5).
It is rooted to the floor of the mouth by the lingual frenulum making it impossible to get the tongue far enough back in the throat to swallow.
detected a short frenulum in 59 (43%) of 137 patients with lifelong PE and demonstrated a significant increase in the IELTs of these patents after frenulectomy.
It has expanded and new conditions like congenital vertebral malformation, erythropoietic porphyria, incarcerated umbilical hernia, bleeding calf syndrome, besnoitiosis, tail sequestrum, rib fracture, abomasal impaction, tuberculosis, cardiac tamponade from tire wire, digital dermatitis, crushed tail head, BVD/MD retinopathy, botulism, fatty liver syndrome, persistent preputial frenulum, ischemic teat necrosis, and jejunal hemorrhagic syndrome.
At the age of 4 his frenulum had to be slit because of his indistinct speech.
16-19) In the case of the penile MCC reported by Tomic et al, (22) it was postulated that the tumor arose from the epithelial Merkel cells of the frenulum.
EU'in en sik yerlesim yerleri sirasiyla dil (%60), yanak mukozasi (%18), dudak (%6), agiz tabani, vestibul ve alveolar mukoza (%5), frenulum (%1) olarak bildirilmistir.
Moreover, the infiltrates in her tongue and its frenulum were limiting lingual movements and were causing speech difficulties.
When finally released, Viktor went first to hospital for treatment for his torn frenulum, and then reported Olga to the police.
THE piece of skin that attaches your foreskin to the underside of the penis is called the frenulum.

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