Definition of Ligaments

1. Noun. (plural of ligament) ¹

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Definition of Ligaments

1. ligament [n] - See also: ligament

Medical Definition of Ligaments

1. Bands of fibrous tissue connecting bones and cartilage, serving to support and strengthen joints. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ligaments

ligamenta ossiculorum auditus
ligamenta palmaria
ligamenta plantaria
ligamenta sacroiliaca anteriora
ligamenta sacroiliaca interossea
ligamenta sacroiliaca posteriora
ligamenta sternocostalia radiata
ligamenta sternopericardiaca
ligamenta suspensoria mammae
ligamenta tarsi
ligamenta tarsometatarsalia
ligamenta trachealia
ligaments of auditory ossicles
ligaments of malleus
ligamentum acromioclaviculare
ligamentum annulare
ligamentum annulare bulbi
ligamentum annulare radii
ligamentum annulare stapedis
ligamentum anococcygeum
ligamentum apicis dentis
ligamentum arcuatum laterale
ligamentum arcuatum mediale
ligamentum arcuatum medianum

Literary usage of Ligaments

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"Ligaments.—The bladder is retained in its place by ligaments, ... The true ligaments are five in number: two anterior, two lateral, and the urachus. ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The dorsal ligaments, two in number, are placed transversely behind the bones of the ... The volar ligaments, also two, connect the navicular and lunate, ..."

3. Operative gynecology by Harry Sturgeon Crossen (1917)
"I. Transperitoneal transplantation of round ligaments, leaving free bands ... Lateral folding of round ligaments, vn. Ventral suturing of round ligaments. ..."

4. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Women by Theodore Gaillard Thomas (1891)
"The diseases chiefly affecting these two sets of ligaments are relaxation and contraction. ... The retro- uterine ligaments are more frequently affected by ..."

5. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1920)
"forming a supra vaginal hysterectomy: first, the anchoring of these ligaments to the cervical stump; second, their treatment independently of the cervical ..."

6. Medical lexicon by Robley Dunglison (1851)
"Cruciforme», Crucial ligaments — I. Jaune*, Yellow ligaments — 1. Large» tie l'»férus, see Uterus—1. of the Larynx, inferior, Thyreo-arytenoid ligaments—l. ..."

7. Animal Locomotion by James Bell Pettigrew (1874)
"The air and the elastic ligaments contribute to the elevation of the wing, but both are obviously under control—they, in fact, form links in a chain of ..."

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