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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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frenulum

A thin strip of mucocutaneous tissue on the underside of the penis which connect the shaft to the head.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

frenulum

Any small fold of mucous membrane.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Infiltration of the posterior tongue and frenulum may result in restricted mobility to the extent of causing speech difficulties.
All those children with short frenulum which caused restriction of tongue movements were included in this study.
CT of the head demonstrated that the margins of the mass had regressed compared to the CT prior to the chemotherapy and were no longer invading the lingual frenulum (Figure 6).
congenital condition of the lingual frenulum that restricts the movement
We present a rare case of 8q duplication in a patient with oral frenulum history and absence of mental retardation.
As if it were the most natural thing in the world, Dingien showed me a thin propeller-shaped wooden plaque, which stuck transversely in a perforation of the frenulum skin at the bottom of his penis.
The patient was also noted to have a tear of the lingual frenulum, a linear bruise over her abdomen, and two bruises over the right side of her chest.
The fetus had dysmorphic facial features, a depressed nasal bridge, synophrys, a wide frenulum, hirsutism, low-set ears, ectrodactyly in the left hand and phocomelia on right (Figs 1 and 2).
At the same time, children who have a negative family history are diagnosed in situations such as post circumcision bleeding, post injection of a drug or vaccine, experience easy bruising after minor trauma, ecchymosis in buttocks at the beginning of crawling or walking, post trauma bleeding or even bleeding at the time of torn frenulum. (13)
Then we shifted the outer prepuce from body of penis to frenulum and the one from the base to the ventral side, respectively.

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