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fren·u·lum

 (frĕn′yə-ləm)
n. pl. fren·u·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.

[New Latin frēnulum, diminutive of Latin frēnum, bridle; see frenum.]

frenulum

(ˈfrɛnjʊləm)
n, pl -la (-lə)
1. (Zoology) a strong bristle or group of bristles on the hind wing of some moths and other insects, by which the forewing and hind wing are united during flight
2. (Zoology) a small fraenum
[C18: New Latin, diminutive of Latin frēnum bridle]

fren•u•lum

(ˈfrɛn yə ləm)

n., pl. -la (-lə).
1. a small frenum.
2. a strong spine or group of bristles on the hind wing of many butterflies and moths, projecting beneath the forewing and serving to hold the two wings together in flight.
[1890–95; < New Latin]
fren′u•lar, adj.
Translations

fren·u·lum

n. L. frenulum, pliegue membranoso que impide los movimientos de un órgano o parte;
___ of the tonguefrenillo de la lengua.
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The submandibular duct is formed in the superficial part of the gland and passes via the deep part where it opens into the anterior floor of the mouth at the side of the frenulum of the tongue.