from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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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- n. Alternative form of frenulum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cheek stripe of color.
- n. Same as Frænum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, a ligament or fold of membrane which checks or restrains the motion of a part: as, the frenum linguæ, or bridle of the tongue. See below.
- n. In entomology, a strong membrane or chitinous ridge extending from the scutellum to the base of each anterior wing. It is prominent in the cicadas and some other insects.
Latin frēnum, bridle, from frendere, to grind.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)