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...
- Phrenicocolic ligament Splenorenal ligament Hepatic ligaments - Ligaments that are ****ociated with the liver Coronary ligament Left triangular ligament Right...
- supported by ligaments, including the peritoneal ligament and the broad ligament of uterus. It is held in place by several peritoneal ligaments, of which...
- stretching of the anterior cruciate ligament. Both cruciate ligaments are slightly unwinded and both lateral ligaments become taut.: 212  In the flexed position...
- 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...
- uterosacral ligaments. These ligaments travel from the uterus to the anterior aspect of the sacrum. The pelvic splanchnic nerves run on top of the ligament. This...
- the cardinal ligament is what supports the uterine angle (angle of anteversion). When the uterus grows during pregnancy, the round ligaments can stretch...
- 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...
- deltoid ligament is composed of: 1. Anterior tibiotalar ligament 2. Tibiocalcaneal ligament 3. Posterior tibiotalar ligament 4. Tibionavicular ligament. It...