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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Physical examination revealed an ulcerated and haemorrhagic soft tissue swelling on frenulum of tongue (Fig.
Physical examination of oral cavity revealed extensive soft tissue swelling of frenulum of tongue due to granulation.