frenum of tongue

frenum of tongue
frenulum linguae.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • tongue-tie — [tuŋ′tī΄] n. limited motion of the tongue, usually caused by a short frenum and resulting in indistinct articulation vt. tongue tied, tongue tying to make tongue tied …   English World dictionary

  • tongue-tie — tongue′ tie n. v. tied, ty•ing 1) pat impeded motion of the tongue caused esp. by shortness of the frenum, which binds it to the floor of the mouth 2) to make tongue tied • Etymology: 1545–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • frenum — [frē′nəm] n. pl. frenums or frena [frē′nə] [L, lit., a bridle < IE base * dher , to hold > FIRM1] a fold of skin or mucous membrane that checks or controls the movement of an organ or part, as the fold under the tongue …   English World dictionary

  • tongue-tie — /tung tuy /, n., v., tongue tied, tongue tying. n. 1. impeded motion of the tongue caused esp. by shortness of the frenum, which binds it to the floor of the mouth. v.t. 2. to make tongue tied. [1545 55; back formation from TONGUE TIED] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • Tongue tie — A minor congenital anomaly (birth defect) in which the flap of mucous membrane under the tongue (known as the frenum) is too short and limits the normal mobility of the tongue. The medical term for this condition is ankyloglossia. The name tongue …   Medical dictionary

  • Frenum — Fraenum Fr[ae] num, or Frenum Fre num, n.; pl. E. {Fr[ae]nums}, L. {Fr[ae]na}. [L., a bridle.] (Anat.) A connecting fold of membrane serving to support or restrain any part; as, the fr[ae]num of the tongue. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frenum — /free neuhm/, n., pl. frena / neuh/. Anat., Zool. a fold of membrane that checks or restrains the motion of a part, as the fold on the underside of the tongue. Also, fraenum. [ < NL; L frenum bridle] * * * …   Universalium

  • frenum — fre•num [[t]ˈfri nəm[/t]] n. pl. na [[t] nə[/t]] anat. zool. a fold of membrane, as on the underside of the tongue, that checks or restrains motion • Etymology: 1740–50 < NL; L frēnum bridle …   From formal English to slang

  • frenum —   n. fold of membrane restraining an organ, as beneath the tongue …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Frenulum of tongue — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = frenulum linguae GraySubject = 242 GrayPage = 1125 Caption = The mouth cavity. The apex of the tongue is turned upward, and on the right side a superficial dissection of its under surface has been made.… …   Wikipedia

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