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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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Unterschei-dungsmerlunal aber der neuen Art sind die Kammschuppen am Nacken sowie eine weite, nach vorne gerichtete Tasche auf dem Frenum der Bauchscheibe.
Using the Erbium:YAG laser to correct abnormal lingual frenum attachments in newborns J Laser Dentistry 2004b;12(3):22-23.
When placing the anterior XCP for imaging the anterior mandibular indsors, ideally there is enough clearance at the floor of the mouth and the film does not press with excessive force into the lingual frenum.
It is distinctive in having 12 or 13 dorsal soft rays, 13 anal soft rays, 19 pectoral rays, 98-100 scales in longitudinal series, males with filamentous third to fifth spines, lanceolate caudal fin, pelvic fins fully joined, pelvic frenum, and in colour: four broad dark orangish brown bars on body with irregular dark markings between; ocellated orange spots on spines and rays of dorsal fins; basal part of anal fin with adjacent narrow longitudinal bands of black, orange, blue, and blue-green; pelvic fins pale blue or green.
15) after speaking so eloquently about the pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Petrarch lamely concludes that his thalassophobia is a natural impulse ("frenum") to refrain from succumbing to vain distractions ("Hoc forsan animo vago et rerum novarum inexplebili oculo frenum posuit natura," 2.
Finally, a speech pathologist discovered that Gregory's frenum (the web of tissue that attaches the tongue to the floor of the mouth) was too short, too thick, and was connected to the tip of his tongue.
When Maxine Hong Kingston was young, her family used to say that her mother had cut her frenum, the tissue that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth.
Key to the species of Egglestonichthys 1 Pelvic frenum present, may be thin (and 2 easily damaged); body pale to brownish with darker bands or blotches; mouth small to large 1a Pelvic frenum absent; fins and body generally E.
Make sure to follow the vestibular border with approximately three mm from the labial fold and locations of the frenum attachments.
Pelvic fins widely separate, without frenum or membrane connecting innermost rays of left and right fins.