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Definition: 'Frenum'

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frenum

Type: Term

Pronunciation: frē′nŭm, -nă, -nŭmz

Definitions:
1. A narrow reflection or fold of mucous membrane passing from a more fixed to a movable part, serving to check undue movement of the part.
2. An anatomical structure resembling such a fold.

Synonyms: bridle1




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