fraenum

n.
1. any of the folds of mucous membrane under the tongue or between the gums and the upper or lower lips.
2. any of several other structures of similar appearance.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Fraenum — Fr[ae] num, or Frenum Fre num, n.; pl. E. {Fr[ae]nums}, L. {Fr[ae]na}. [L., a bridle.] (Anat.) A connecting fold of membrane serving to support or restrain any part; as, the fr[ae]num of the tongue. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • FRAENUM — vide infra Freni …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • fraenum — [frē′nəm] n. pl. fraenums or fraena [frē′nə] FRENUM …   English World dictionary

  • fraenum — frenum …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fraenum — /free neuhm/, n., pl. fraena / neuh/. frenum. * * * …   Universalium

  • fraenum — frenum; = frenulum; n. 1) any of the folds of mucous membrane under the tongue or between the gums and the upper or lower lips. 2) any of several other structures of similar appearance …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • fraenum — /ˈfrinəm/ (say freenuhm) noun (plural fraena /ˈfrinə/ (say freenuh)) a small fold of membrane which checks or restrains the motion of a part, as the one which binds down the underside of the tongue. Also, frenum. {Latin} …   Australian English dictionary

  • fraenum —   n. fold of membrane restraining an organ, as beneath the tongue …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • fraenum — n. (also frenum) (pl. na) Anat. a fold of mucous membrane or skin esp. under the tongue, checking the motion of an organ. Etymology: L, = bridle * * * variant of frenum * * * /free neuhm/, n., pl. fraena / neuh/. frenum …   Useful english dictionary

  • Уздечка (Fraenum, Frenum, Frenulum) — 1. Складка слизистой оболочки, расположенная под языком или между десной и верхней или нижней губой. 2. Любая другая структура, напоминающая по своему внешнему виду уздечку. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

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