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(English) A connecting or restraining membrane; when the upper lip is connected to the snout by a frenum, the two are continuous and the upper jaw is restricted from being protractile; a fold or membrane which binds upper to snout. (See also: snout, maxilla, jaws)
(French) Un membrane connectif ou restrictif; quand la lèvre supérieure est connectée au museau par un frenum, les deux sont continus et la mâchoire supérieure est restreinte d'être protractile. (See also: snout, maxilla, jaws)
(Portuguese) Membrana restringente ou de ligação. (See also: snout, maxilla, jaws)

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