Frenum meaning

frēnəm
The definition of a frenum is a fold of skin or a mucous membrane that limits or controls the movement of an organ or body part.

The small piece of pink skin that attaches the tongue to the bottom of the mouth is an example of a frenum.

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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.
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A fold of skin or mucous membrane that checks or controls the movement of an organ or part, as the fold under the tongue.
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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.
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Origin of frenum

  • Latin frēnum bridle from frendere to grind ghrendh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin frēnum.

    From Wiktionary