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frenum

 [fre´num] (pl. fre´na) (L.)
a restraining structure or part; see also frenulum.
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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]
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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.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

frenum

A membranous fold or sheet, such as the fold of mucous membrane under the tongue, that restrains movement or provides support.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Many studies that had been carried out to in the past, found that the lingual frenum is a stable landmark for recording accurate occlusal vertical dimension.10-13 The aim of the present study was to evaluate the reliability of the measurement of the distance between the anterior attachment of the lingual frenum and the incisal edge of the mandibular central incisor in the Pakistani population.
Oral diagnosis of abnormal frenum attachments in neonates and infants: evaluation and treatment of the maxillary and lingual frenum using the Erbium: YAG laser.
On examination, the lesion on the labial frenum was a well demarcated reddish pink, pedenculated growth with irregular margin of approximately 0.6 x 0.5 cm size present on the left lateral side of labial frenum.
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.
The Influence of the Maxillary Frenum on the development and pattern of dental caries on anterior teeth in breastfeeding infants: Prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Il se caracterise par la presence de 12 ou 13 rayons mous a l'anale, 19 rayons pectoraux, 98 - 100 ecailles en rangee longitudinale, les males, avec les 3e et 5e rayons filamenteux, une caudale lanceolee, des nageoires pelviennes completement soudees, un frenum pelvien, et par la coloration: quatre larges barres brun orange sur le corps entrecoupees de taches foncees irregulieres, des ocelles orange sur les rayons durs et des rayons mous des dorsales, la base de l'anale marquee longitudinalement de lignes etroites adjacentes, noire, orange, bleue et bleuvert; pelviennes bleu pale ou vertes.
(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. (5) This piercing is generally adorned with a barbell, consisting of a bar with a ball screwed onto each end.
The alveolus, lingual frenum, tongue and palate were intact.
The intra-oral examination of the patient was conducted in respect of the form of the arch, hard palate, the depth of the palatal vault, degree of ridge resorption, ridge relation, the prominence of mid palatal suture, attachment of the frenum, presence of soft tissue on the ridge, presence of undercut, presence of natural teeth on opposing arch, were performed with history taking.
Angle in 1907, suggested its removal before treating this malocclusion, but many authors later suggested no correlation between midline diastema and labial frenum. (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.