fraenum


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fraenum

(ˈfriːnəm) or

frenum

n, pl -na (-nə)
(Anatomy) a fold of membrane or skin, such as the fold beneath the tongue, that supports an organ
[C18: from Latin: bridle]
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According to Edwards the possible causes are a prominent labial fraenum, dentoalveolar disproportion, missing teeth, supernumerary teeth, proclination of the upper labial segment and pernicious habits.
Pelvic-fins large (reaching anus), oval, disc-shaped, fraenum deep; fin length 26.
Fraenal attachment was assessed visually and if the fraenum was attached close to the tip of the tongue, then it was considered as ankyloglossia.
12) "Itaque hebraei atque carnalis populi more maxime regendas esse nationes barbaras has, praesertim aethiopum et indorum occidentalium gentes, uti et per occupationem assiduarum salutare onus ab otio et libidine revocentur et per timore incussi fraenum in officio contineantur, cum antiquae aetatis exempla tum vero copiosissie ac manifestissime declaravit.
She also has a high fraenum (the tag of skin between the two front teeth that is connected to the upper lip) which prevented her teeth from closing together.
2007] were malocclusion, absence of lingual fraenum, parched lips, supragingival calculus, and moderate gingivitis.
Diagnosis and treatment of ankyloglossia and tied maxillary fraenum in infants using ErYAG and 1064 diode lasers.