frenulum


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frenulum

[′fren·yə·ləm]
(anatomy)
A small fold of integument or mucous membrane.
A small ridge on the upper part of the anterior medullary velum.
(invertebrate zoology)
A spine on most moths that projects from the hindwings and is held to the forewings by a clasp, thus coupling the wings together.
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Multiple skin-colored to yellowish papules on his face and along the margins of the upper and lower eyelids in the characteristic pattern of beads on a string [Figure 1]; multiple hyperkeratotic verrucous plaques on the dorsum of the hands, elbows, and knees [Figure 2]; waxy papules and plaques on the axillae [Figure 3]; oral mucosa was rigid and labial mucosa had become nodular and thickened, and the range of motion of the tongue was severely affected secondary to infiltration of the frenulum with missing all teeth in the upper jaw and 5 molars in the lower jaw [Figure 4]; The hair and nails were normal.
'We don't encourage the removal of lingual frenulum. Dogs sometimes do not eat because of internal intestinal parasites, not because they have the lingual frenulum,' he said.
Typically, the lingual frenulum separates before birth, allowing the tongue to move freely.
Accentuated diastema between the upper central incisors due to insertion of the labial frenulum (a), mixed dentition with no caries (b), and absence of the 31, 41, 12, 22, 32, 42, 13, 23, 33, 43, 34, 44, 35, and 45 teeth (c).
The CT scan revealed a large, interosseous, and expansile soft tissue attenuating mass at the most rostral aspect of the mandible, involving teeth, jaw bone, and oral membranes, and expanding almost to the frenulum of the tongue.
The functions of the foreskin, frenulum, and mucous membrane covering
frenulum fretted Frazzetta metal faced hoarding natives bating Yeti
The impact of frenulum height on strains in maxillary denture bases.
(83) When a pediatric forensic doctor examined her, he saw scratches on her back and knee, bruising on her face and body, a severe blistering rash on and near her vagina and buttocks, and a tear to the vagina and upper frenulum, which suggested penetration.
The tongue was lacerated about 2 inches from the tip and cranial to frenulum, transversely involving whole of dorsal and almost half of ventral surfaces of tongue (Fig.1).
Affection of frenulum (1.4%) and perianal area (5.6%) was exclusively seen in non-STU.

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