Definition of Ligament. Meaning of Ligament. Synonyms of Ligament

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Definition of Ligament

Ligament
Ligament Lig"a*ment (l[i^]g"[.a]*ment), n. [L. ligamentum, fr. ligare to bind: cf. F. ligament. Cf. Lien, n., Ligature.] 1. Anything that ties or unites one thing or part to another; a bandage; a bond. --Hawthorne. Interwoven is the love of liberty with every ligament of your hearts. --Washington. 2. (Anat.) (a) A tough band or plate of dense, fibrous, connective tissue or fibrocartilage serving to unite bones or form joints. (b) A band of connective tissue, or a membranous fold, which supports or retains an organ in place; as, the gastrophrenic ligament, connecting the diaphragm and stomach.

Meaning of Ligament from wikipedia

- ligament, articular larua, fibrous ligament, or true ligament. Other ligaments in the body include the: Peritoneal ligament: a fold of peritoneum or other...
- cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of a pair of cruciate ligaments (the other being the posterior cruciate ligament) in the human knee. The two ligaments are also...
- Phrenicocolic ligament Splenorenal ligament Hepatic ligaments - Ligaments that are ****ociated with the liver Coronary ligament Left triangular ligament Right...
- The uterosacral ligaments (or rectouterine ligaments) belong to the major ligaments of uterus. The rectouterine folds contain a considerable amount of...
- The ovarian ligament (also called the utero-ovarian ligament or proper ovarian ligament) is a fibrous ligament that connects the ovary to the lateral surface...
- cardinal ligament (or Mackenrodt's ligament, lateral cervical ligament, or transverse cervical ligament[unreliable source?]) is a major ligament of the...
- Gastrosplenic ligament (or Gastrolienal) ligament)— extends to the spleen, overlying the kidney The splenorenal ligament (or lienorenal ligament) (from the...
- Cruciate ligaments (also cruciform ligaments) are pairs of ligaments arranged like a letter X. They occur in several joints of the body, such as the knee...
- An anterior cruciate ligament injury occurs when the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is either stretched, partially torn, or completely torn. The most...
- The inguinal ligament (/ˈɪŋɡwɪnəl/), also known as Poupart's ligament or groin ligament, is a band running from the pubic tubercle to the anterior superior...