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

- Ligaments are similar to tendons as they are all made of connective tissue. The differences in them are in the connections that they make: ligaments connect...
- cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of a pair of cruciate ligaments (the other being the posterior cruciate ligament) in the human knee. The 2 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...
- 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...
- Ligamentous laxity, or ligament laxity, means loose ligaments. Ligamentous laxity is a cause of chronic body pain characterized by loose ligaments. When this condition...
- Annular ligament of stapes (also known as the stapediovestibular joint) Annular ligaments of trachea Annular ligaments of toes Annular stapedial ligament Annular...
- 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...
- 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...
- cruciate ligament. Both cruciate ligaments are slightly unwinded and both lateral ligaments become taut. In the flexed position, the collateral ligaments are...
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