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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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A total of 115 infants were referred for surgical division of the lingual frenum. The researchers found that 62.6 percent of patients subsequently did not undergo surgical procedures following the development of a program with feeding examination with a pediatric speech and language pathologist.
KeyWords: Anterior teeth measurements, Complete denture fabrication, Occlusal vertical dimension, Lingual frenum.
According to Kotlow, tongue tie can be classified in reference to distance of insertion of lingual frenum to tip of tongue.
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).
A torn labial frenum is widely regarded as pathognomonic of abuse [2].
Tonguetie appears as an unusually short, long, tight, or thickened frenulum (or frenum) that may be pyramidal, triangular, vertical, or even bumplike, Dr.
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.
When the urethra and prepuce matured and frenum existed, the mesenchymal tissue surrounding the urethra proliferated and formed the corpus spongiosum in the normal condition.[sup.10] Due to the attachment of the SSR to the fetus' sinus urogenital and the mechanical stimulus or pressure of the SSR, the corpus spongiosum failed to form in the local region.
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.