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n. pl. fre·nums or fre·na (-nə)
A membranous fold of skin or mucous membrane that supports or restricts the movement of a part or organ, such as the small band of tissue that connects the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth.

[Latin frēnum, bridle, from frendere, to grind; see ghrendh- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -na (-nə)
(Anatomy) a variant spelling (esp US) of fraenum


(ˈfri nəm)

n., pl. -na (-nə)
a fold of membrane, as on the underside of the tongue, that checks or restrains motion.
[1740–50 < New Latin; Latin frēnum bridle]
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Piercing the tongue, frenum, uvula, lip, or cheek carries risk of dental complications and other health problems--risks that few people have considered.
Several etiologic factors linked to the lack of physiologic closure of the maxillary midline diastema include problems with horizontal and vertical positions of the anterior teeth (11), oral habits like digital sucking and tongue position (6), generalized spacing due to tooth size and available arch length discrepancy (12), and thick labial frenum (10).
The alveolus, lingual frenum, tongue and palate were intact.
The intra-oral examination of the patient was conducted in respect of the form of the arch, hard palate, the depth of the palatal vault, degree of ridge resorption, ridge relation, the prominence of mid palatal suture, attachment of the frenum, presence of soft tissue on the ridge, presence of undercut, presence of natural teeth on opposing arch, were performed with history taking.
The purpose of this article is to report an unusual case of growth affecting the labial frenum which was diagnosed histopathologically as lobular capillary hemangioma.
It differs also from these two species in having ctenoid scales on the nape and a wide, anteriorly- directed pocket on the pelvic frenum.
Physical examination revealed bilateral normally positioned testes, normal glans and frenum of prepuce (Fig.
Facts and myths regarding the maxillary midline frenum and its treatment: A systematic review of the literature.
He discusses the clinical and biologic principles of treatment, including its necessity and advantages, its rationale, related controversies, the development of the dentition and dental occlusion, and examination, early detection, and treatment planning; the ontogeny, diagnosis, early detection, and treatment of nonskeletal problems like space management, incisor crowding, abnormal oral habits, abnormal frenum attachment, and eruption problems; and treatment of dentoskeletal problems like anterior and posterior crossbites, malocclusions, and open and deep bites.
Oral diagnosis of abnormal frenum attachments in neonates and infants ALD 2004a;10(3):26-28.
It is distinctive in having 12 or 13 dorsal soft rays, 13 anal soft rays, 19 pectoral rays, 98-100 scales in longitudinal series, males with filamentous third to fifth spines, lanceolate caudal fin, pelvic fins fully joined, pelvic frenum, and in colour: four broad dark orangish brown bars on body with irregular dark markings between; ocellated orange spots on spines and rays of dorsal fins; basal part of anal fin with adjacent narrow longitudinal bands of black, orange, blue, and blue-green; pelvic fins pale blue or green.
I understand that snipping the frenum at birth is no longer routinely done and that most practitioners adhere to the "wait and see" approach.