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Frenulum

/ˈfrenyələm/ Noun, pl. fraenulums, frenulums 1. A small fold of tissue that secures or restricts the motion of a mobile organ in the body. (wikipedia.org) 2. A small fold or ridge of tissue that supports or checks the motion of the part to which it is attached, in particular a fold of skin beneath the tongue, or between the lip and the gum. (Google Dictionary) 3. (In some moths and butterflies) A bristle or row of bristles on the edge of the hind wing that keeps it in contact with the forewing. (Google Dictionary) Syn: Frenum, pl. frena Word origin: Latin frēnulum, “little bridle”, the diminutive of...

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Frontal

/ˈfrəntl/ Adjective 1. Of, relating to, directed toward, or situated at the front: a frontal attack. (wiktionary.org) (Anatomy) 2. Of or relating to the forehead or frontal bone. (wiktionary.org) 3. Of or relating to the frontal plane. (wiktionary.org) 4. Belonging to the front part. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) 5. Of or adjacent to the forehead or frontal bone. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) Word origin: From Modern Latin frontalis, from front-, stem of frons “brow, forehead”. Or in some cases probably from front (n.) + adjectival suffix...

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