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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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