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bri·dle

(brī'dil),
1. Synonym(s): frenum
2. A band of fibrous material stretching across the surface of an ulcer or other lesion or forming adhesions between opposing serous or mucous surfaces.
[M.E. bridel]
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The Australian Parks Service purchased and protected the land, securing the future of the bridled nailtail wallaby, whose numbers are still rising today.
In the middle section, they placed a type of coral reef fish called a bridled monocle bream.