frenulum definition

  • noun:
    • Anatomy A small frenum.
    • Entomology A bristly construction on the hind wings of particular moths and butterflies that holds the forewings and hind wings together during flight.
    • A small fold of tissue that stops an organ within the body from going too much.
    • In physiology, same as frenum or frenula.
    • In lepidopterous pests, a strong, elastic, occasionally dual bristle in the upper side of the secondary wing, near its base. Additionally spelled fr├Žnulum.

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