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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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Tongue-tie is a problem affecting some babies with a tight piece of skin between the underside of their tongue and the floor of their mouth, called the lingual frenulum.
They included fine-needle aspiration, incision and drainage of abscesses and cysts, removal of cysts, wick placement, laceration repair, treatment of soft-tissue injuries, biopsies and repair, excisional and brush biopsies, release of lingual frenulum, treatment of mucoceles, endoscopy, flexible laryngoscopy, videostroboscopy, drug therapy, uvulectomy, treatment of dysphagia and reflux, foreign body removal, myringoplasty, micro-otoscopy and photo documentation, mastoid cleansing, postoperative care, intertympanic steroid injection, Epley maneuver, polypectomy, epistaxis control, repair of deviated nasal septum, coblation under local anesthesia, closed reduction of nasal fractures, and many more.
Its excretory duct, the Submandibular (Wharton's) duct, opens at a small fleshy prominence (the sublingual caruncle) on each side of the lingual frenulum oil the floor of the oral cavity.
Normally, the tongue is loosely attached to the base of the mouth with a piece of skin, the frenulum.
In the revisional study on the subfamily Striglinae, Whalley (1976) revalidated Sonagara as a monobasic genus, distributed in India, Sikkim, Formosa [Taiwan], Borneo and Hainan, and enumerated the generic features as follows: eyes without interfacetal hairs; fore tibia with tubercle, hind tibia with 2 pairs of spurs; tarsi each with rows of spines; forewing with M1 to R3 separately from cell; hindwing with Sc+R1 and R3 approaching but not touching; uncus modified with 2 lateral forks; gnathus modified, without peg-like teeth; valve with prominent apical sacculus process; female with double frenulum, sometimes triple; ostial plate relatively simple; signum in bursa.
When suturing at the ventral side, the surgeon should try to match the frenulum preputii with the raphe penis.
We included men with scarring of the frenulum, because it is a common condition easily corrected at the time of circumcision.
10) Although in most cases, normal mastication or dabbling in water eventually dislodges the grass ball, occasionally these food items remain entrapped laterally to the frenulum in the intermandibular space for an extended period, stretching the intermandibular skin and leading to further accumulating of debris.
ATHE piece of skin that joins your foreskin to your penis is called the frenulum.
According to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines, ankyloglossia (also known as tongue-tie) is a congenital anomaly characterised by an abnormally short lingual frenulum.
8) A hand-held vibrator is held against the dorsum of the glans penis or the frenulum of the penis.

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