- a bond or tie connecting one thing with another
- Anat. a band of tough tissue connecting bones or holding organs in place
Origin of ligamentClassical Latin ligamentum from ligare, to tie, bind: see ligature
- Anatomy A sheet or band of tough, fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages at a joint or supporting an organ.
- A unifying or connecting tie or bond.
Origin of ligamentMiddle English from Medieval Latin ligāmentum from Latin bandage from ligāre to bind ; see lien .
- lig′a·men′tal lig′a·men′ta·ry lig′a·men′tous
- (anatomy) A band of strong tissue that connects bones to other bones.
From Latin ligÄmentum, from ligÅ (“tie, bind").