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frenum Line breaks: fre¦num
Pronunciation: /ˈfriːnəm/
(also fraenum)

Definition of frenum in English:


Another term for frenulum.
Example sentences
  • The abnormal fraenum is attached so low on the gum-line that it props apart the two front teeth.
  • To avoid cutting through the fraenum, it is positioned slightly to one side underneath the tongue.
  • When any of these frenums are much shorter than normal, they can limit the movement of the tissues they attach to.


Mid 18th century: from Latin, literally 'bridle'.

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