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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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In addition, the thickness and fixation of the upper and lower labial frenula on the alveolar ridge were adequately exposed.
Intraoral examination revealed multiple accessory maxillary and mandibular labial frenula with upper (class III) and lower lip tie along with the absence of the mucobuccal fold with the resultant reduced sulcus depth in the maxillary and mandibular labial sulcus region (figure 2).
Oro-facial-digital syndrome: Primary criteria plus orofacial abnormality (cleft lip/cleft palate, notched upper lip, tongue tumors, multiple frenula, etc.
Common intraoral manifestations of child abuse include tears of the frenula, burns, and pharyngeal perforations.
Turning is accomplished through asymmetrical contractions of the velarium, which in turn are thought to be due, in part, to differential contractions of the frenula.
The oral examination revealed multiple labial frenula in relation to lower lip (Fig.
The selection of surgical technique also depends on several factors, including the anatomy of the defect site, size of the recession defect, the presence or absence of keratinized tissue adjacent to the defect, the width and height of the interdental soft tissue and the depth of the vestibule or the presence of frenula.
The oral and dental manifestations of this syndrome include hypertrophic frenula, lingual hamartomas, ankyloglossia, dental caries, anomalous anterior teeth, enamel hypoplasia, supernumerary teeth and missing teeth.
Sixty patients with necrotising genital ulcerations on their prepuces and frenula were received at the sexually transmitted diseases clinic.
Although it might also be associated with factors such as brushing trauma, abnormal frenula attachment, dental malposition (15), or aspects like diet, i.
Other dental findings include neonatal teeth, serrated alveolar ridge, supernumerary frenula and pseudo cleft lip resulting from a hyperplastic midline frenum.
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