frenulum

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From Latin frēnulum, diminutive of frēnum.

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frenulum (plural frenula or frenulums)

  1. (anatomy) A small fold of tissue that prevents an organ in the body from moving too far.
    • Humans have three oral frenulums: beneath the tongue, between the upper lip and gum, and between the lower lip and gum.

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