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frenum

 [fre´num] (pl. fre´na) (L.)
a restraining structure or part; see also frenulum.

fre·num

, pl.

fre·na

,

fre·nums

(frē'nŭm, -nă, -nŭmz),
1. A narrow reflection or fold of mucous membrane passing from a more fixed to a movable part, serving to check undue movement of the part.
2. An anatomical structure resembling such a fold.
Synonym(s): bridle (1)
[L. a bridle, curb]

frenum

/fre·num/ (fre´num) pl. fre´na   [L.] a restraining structure or part; see frenulum. fre´nal

frenum

(frē′nəm)
n. pl. fre·nums or fre·na (-nə)
A membranous fold of skin or mucous membrane that supports or restricts the movement of a part or organ, such as the small band of tissue that connects the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth.

frenum

[frē′nəm] pl. frenums, frena
Etymology: L, frenum, bridle
a restraining portion or structure, a fold of mucous membrane that connects two parts, one more or less movable. Also called frenulum.

fre·num

, pl. frena, pl. frenums (frē'nŭm, -nă, -nŭmz)
1. A narrow reflection or fold of mucous membrane passing from a more fixed to a movable part, serving to check undue movement of the part.
2. An anatomic structure resembling such a fold.
3. Synonym(s): frenulum.
[L. a bridle, curb]

frenum

A membranous fold or sheet, such as the fold of mucous membrane under the tongue, that restrains movement or provides support.

fre·num

, pl. frena, pl. frenums (frē'nŭm, -nă, -nŭmz)
Narrow reflection or fold of mucous membrane passing from a more fixed to a movable part, serving to check undue movement of the part.
[L. a bridle, curb]

frenum (frē´num),

n a vertical band of oral mucosa that attaches the cheeks and lips to the alveolar mucosa of the mandibular and maxillary arches, limiting the motions of the lips and cheeks. Older term:frenulum.
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frenum, abnormal (enlarged labial frenum),
n a labial frenum appearing to be unusually heavy, broad, or attached too near the crest of the ridge that may be an etiologic factor in periodontal disease involving the marginal gingivae.
frenum, buccal,
n the vertical band(s) of oral mucosa connecting the residual alveolar ridge to the cheek in the premolar region. They exist in both the maxillary and mandibular arches and separate the labial vestibule from the buccal vestibule.
frenum, enlarged labial,
n See frenum, abnormal.
frenum, labial,
n the vertical band of oral mucosa connecting the lip of the residual alveolar ridge near the midline of both the maxillary and mandibular arches.
frenum, lingual,
n the vertical band of oral mucosa connecting the tongue with the floor of the oral cavity and the alveolar or residual alveolar ridge. See ankyloglossia.

frenum

pl. frena [L.] a restraining structure or part; see frenulum.
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On examination, the lesion on the labial frenum was a well demarcated reddish pink, pedenculated growth with irregular margin of approximately 0.
First dorsal fin triangular; the first to fourth spines of dorsal fin longest (relative length of spines variable in paratypes); second dorsal fin higher than first dorsal fin, the rays progressively shorter posteriorly; anal fin lower than second dorsal fin, the middle rays longest; rays of pectoral fins reaching posterior to pelvic fins, but not to anus; pelvic fins short, 13% SL (11-14% in 18 paratypes), the disc round and cup-like; each pelvic spine flattened to a lobe and joined to frenum, with a wide anteriorly-directed pocket; caudal fin truncate with rounded corners.
Surgical management of aberrant labial frenum for controlling gingival tissue damage: A case series.
Oral diagnosis of abnormal frenum attachments in neonates and infants: evaluation and treatment of the maxillary and lingual frenum using the Erbium:YAG Laser J Pediatr Dent Care 2004c;10(3)11-14.
Si distingue epr avere 12 o 13 raggi molli dorsali, 13 raggi molli anali, raggi 19 pettoral, 98-100 scaglie in serie longitudinale, i maschi con terza, quarta e quinta spina filamentosa, pinna caudale lanceolata, pinne pelvicche completamente unite, frenum pelvico presente e la colorazione: quattro ampie barre arancio-marrone scuro sul corpo con macchie irregolari inframmezzate; macchie arancio ocellate sulle spine e i raggi della dorsale; base della pinna anale con strette bande ravvicinate longitudinali di colore nero, arancio, blu e grigio-blu; pinne pelviche blu pallido o verde.
5) The tongue is the most popular piercing site; the typical site is the median lingual sulcus, but piercings may also be performed on the dorsolateral lingual surface anterior to the lingual frenum.
Frenum consists of mucosal folds in the labial, buccal, and occasionally the lingual surface of the alveolar ridge, they act as flexible barrier limiting the movement of the lips, cheeks and sometimes the tongue.
7, 8) Prominent and low frenum does exist in absence of diastema.
Diagnosis: Bollmannia can be distinguished from other Gobiosomatini genera by the following combination of characters, not listed in order of taxonomic importance: first dorsal of most species with black spot or blotch on posterior portion of fin; second dorsal I,11-15; anal I,10-15; pelvic fins with well-developed frenum supported with collagenous thickenings, frenum with scalloped posterior margin; caudal fin lanceolate; trunk scales ctenoid; predorsal region, cheek, pectoral fin base and breast with cycloid scales; predorsal scales 7-10.
A frenum is a mucous membrane fold containing muscle and connective tissue fibers.
On clinical examination, the region of embedded miniimplant was seen as a projection beneath the maxillary frenum causing severe blanching of the overlying mucosal tissue (Figure 1).