The ligature of a joint.
Origin of ligature
- Middle English from Old French from Late Latin ligātūra from Latin ligātus past participle of ligāre to bind leig- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin ligÄtura, from Latin ligÄtus, past participle of ligÄre (“to tie, bind").