frenulum of the lips


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frenulum of the lips

[fren′yələm]
a fold of movement-limiting mucous membrane running from the gums to the lips or tongue. The frenulum of the lower lip is called the frenulum labii inferioris. That of the upper lip is the frenulum labii superioris.

frenulum of the lips

The fold of mucous membrane extending from the middle of the inner surface of the lip to the alveolar mucosa. It is seen in both the upper and lower jaws.
See also: frenulum