Ligament meaning

lĭgə-mənt
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(anatomy) A sheet or band of tough, fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages at a joint or supporting an organ.
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A unifying or connecting tie or bond.
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A bond or tie connecting one thing with another.
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(anat.) A band of tough tissue connecting bones or holding organs in place.
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(anatomy) A sheet or band of tough, fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages at a joint or supporting an organ.
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A unifying or connecting tie or bond.
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A sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue that connects two bones or holds an organ of the body in place.
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(anatomy) A band of strong tissue that connects bones to other bones.
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Origin of ligament

  • Middle English from Medieval Latin ligāmentum from Latin bandage from ligāre to bind lien

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin ligāmentum, from ligō (“tie, bind").

    From Wiktionary