A double fold of mucous membrane—the frenum—connects the under aspect of the tip with the floor of the mouth and the mandible.
Connected with this organ is a small tough membrane or ligament called the frenum which corresponds to the frenulum of the male.
At the age of twenty-two he married, and he then ruptured the frenum, which bled profusely and left him sore for some days.
Another co-existing condition with phimosis, very often found, is a shortening of the frenum.
This inferior incision or section, alongside of the frenum was first advised by Celsus.
It is of slow growth, and forms an elongated swelling on each side of the frenum, covering the teeth, and projecting the lip.
On each side of the frenum, under the mucous membrane of the tip, are mucous glands—apical glands—in which cysts sometimes form.
In the vast majority of cases nothing is found to be wrong with the frenum.
The submaxillary duct (Wharton's duct) opens into the mouth by the side of the frenum of the tongue.
It usually lies on one side of the frenum, and over it the mucous membrane moves freely.
frenum fre·num (frē'nəm)
n. pl. fre·nums or fre·na (-nə)
A membranous fold of skin or mucous membrane that supports or restricts the movement of a part or organ, such as the small band of tissue connecting the tongue to the floor of the mouth.
An anatomical structure resembling such a fold.