Definitions

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  • n. The surgical procedure to remove a frenum or frenulum.

Etymologies

From frenum + -ectomy (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The oldest has had tonsils out, a frenectomy, and his adenoids removed.

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  • Aside from frenectomy, speech pathology during the Middle Ages was based on the doctrine of the four humors, by which all general pathological conditions were explained.

    Knotted Tongues

  • Her parents agreed to her having a lingual frenectomy, a 15-minute operation under local anesthetic that involved an incision in the flap of skin.

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  • Her parents agreed to her having a lingual frenectomy, a 15-minute operation under local anaesthetic that involved an incision in the flap of skin.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Live brief demonstrations of cavity preparations, removing cold sores, tooth extractions, teeth desensitization, filling removals, fibroma removals, tori removal, troughing, frenectomy, crown lengthening and uncovering implants are also available.

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  • When Elliot was almost 2 months old, at the recommendation of his lactation consultant, he had a frenectomy, a quick procedure in which the little fold of tissue under the tongue is snipped to allow for greater mouth movement.

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