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Frenulum

A frenulum (or frenum, plural: frenula or frena, from the Latin frēnulum, "little bridle", the body.

Contents

  • In human anatomy 1
  • In entomology 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

In human anatomy

Frenula on the human body include several in the external genitalia.

An overly short oral or genital frenulum may require a frenulectomy or frenuloplasty to achieve normal mobility.

In entomology

The word frenulum also refers to a bristle present at the root of the hindwing of most moths which engages with a small hook on the forewing (the retinaculum) to join the wings together.

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/frenulum?searchDictCode=all

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