Frenulum of tongue

Frenulum of tongue

Infobox Anatomy
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. (Frenulum labeled at center right.)

Caption2 = Sagittal section of nose mouth, pharynx, and larynx. (Frenulum linguae is topmost label at right.)
System =
MeshName = Lingual+Frenum
MeshNumber = A14.549.885.431
DorlandsPre = f_16
DorlandsSuf = 12379176
The frenulum of tongue (or lingual frenulum) is the frenulum of the tongue, a small fold of mucous membrane extending from the floor of the mouth to the midline of the underside of the tongue.

It is the first part of the human body that turns yellow in jaundiced patients.


ee also

* Ankyloglossia
* Lingual frenectomy

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