Definition of Ligaments. Meaning of Ligaments. Synonyms of Ligaments

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Definition of Ligaments

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 Ligaments 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...
- cruciate ligament. Both cruciate ligaments are slightly unwinded and both lateral ligaments become taut. In the flexed position, the collateral ligaments are...
- The anterior ligament is thin and not as well defined as the posterior sacroiliac ligaments. The posterior sacroiliac (SI) ligaments can be further...
- is supported by ligaments and the peritoneal ligament the broad ligament of uterus. It is held in place by several peritoneal ligaments, of which the following...
- Cooper's ligaments (also known as the suspensory ligaments of Cooper and the fibrocollagenous septa) are connective tissue in the breast that help maintain...
- a series of ligaments. These ligaments cling to the fibrocartilaginous disk to the point that fibers intermix with it. Two such ligaments are the superior...
- enclosed by a single fibrous capsule. The capsule is strengthened by ligaments at the sides but relatively weak in front and behind. On the anterior...
- 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...
- and the origin and insertions of the ligaments are brought closer together which make them lax. The pair of ligaments thus stabilize the knee joint in the...
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