- 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 ligamentum, from Latin, bandage, from ligare, 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").