Frenulum meaning

frĕn'yə-ləm
A small frenum.
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A bristly structure on the hind wings of certain moths and butterflies that holds the forewings and hind wings together during flight.
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A small frenum.
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A stiff bristle or group of bristles extending from the hind wing of some moths and interlocking with a structure on the front wing, linking the wings together in flight.
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A small frenum.
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A bristly structure on the hind wings of certain moths and butterflies that holds the forewings and hind wings together during flight.
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(anatomy) A small fold of tissue that prevents an organ in the body from moving too far.
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Origin of frenulum

  • New Latin frēnulum diminutive of Latin frēnum bridle frenum
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin frēnulum, diminutive of frēnum.
    From Wiktionary