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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 aim of the therapies was to strengthen lingual musculature, buccinator, lips, masseter and musculature of the facial mime, as well as to work on tongue mobility, buccinator, bilateral mastication and speech training, as well as stretch the tongue musculature in the case of one subject (20%) who had a short lingual frenulum.
Medics also discovered a torn frenulum - the muscle under the tongue - and the mother said this could have occurred as a result of forcing a baby's bottle or a soother into the child's mouth.
The tongue was released, and a frenectomy of the lingual frenulum with repair of the tongue was performed (Fig 4).
The patients had 148 affected parts: 47 at the urethral orifice, 23 at the penis body, 20 at the foreskin, 20 at the glans penis, 16 at the coronal sulcus, 12 at the frenulum, 8 at the labia majora and 2 at the vaginal orifice.
A four and a half months old female pup with history of dysphagia and severe myoclonus of muscles of head and face previously diagnosed with canine distemper was presented with bilateral soft tissue swelling on ventromedial aspect of tongue adjacent to frenulum with occassional bleeding from mass.
The complications of every male circumcised include: loss of sexual sensitivity (15 cell layer increase in thickness of surface of glans penis), loss of the foreskin, loss of the frenulum, progressive loss of glans sensitivity, a scar on the penis, and changes in urethral orifice.
5) Usually, at least three videos (and up to five) of twenty seconds each are taken, mainly of both sides of the frenulum of the tongue since this is easily accessed, has an embryonic origin in common with the intestine and, for this reason, exhibits a good tonometric correlation with gastric PCO2.
The patient was also noted to have a tear of the lingual frenulum, a linear bruise over her abdomen, and two bruises over the right side of her chest.
The fetus had dysmorphic facial features, a depressed nasal bridge, synophrys, a wide frenulum, hirsutism, low-set ears, ectrodactyly in the left hand and phocomelia on right (Figs 1 and 2).
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.
At the same time, children who have a negative family history are diagnosed in situations such as post circumcision bleeding, post injection of a drug or vaccine, experience easy bruising after minor trauma, ecchymosis in buttocks at the beginning of crawling or walking, post trauma bleeding or even bleeding at the time of torn frenulum.

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