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Related to ligamentum: Ligamentum nuchae, Ligamentum teres, Ligamentum nuchæ, Ligamentum denticulatum, Ligamentum patellae, Ligamentum patellæ

lig·a·ment

 (lĭg′ə-mənt)
n.
1. Anatomy A sheet or band of tough, fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages at a joint or supporting an organ.
2. A unifying or connecting tie or bond.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin ligāmentum, from Latin, bandage, from ligāre, to bind; see lien.]

lig′a·men′tal (-mĕn′tl), lig′a·men′ta·ry (-mĕn′tə-rē, -mĕn′trē), lig′a·men′tous adj.

ligament

(ˈlɪɡəmənt)
n
1. (Anatomy) anatomy any one of the bands or sheets of tough fibrous connective tissue that restrict movement in joints, connect various bones or cartilages, support muscles, etc
2. any physical or abstract connection or bond
[C14: from Medieval Latin ligāmentum, from Latin (in the sense: bandage), from ligāre to bind]

lig•a•ment

(ˈlɪg ə mənt)

n.
1. a band of strong connective tissue serving to connect bones or hold organs in place.
2. a tie or bond: The desire for freedom is a ligament uniting all peoples.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin ligāmentum, Latin: bandage <ligā(re) to tie. See -ment]

lig·a·ment

(lĭg′ə-mənt)
A sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue that connects two bones or holds an organ of the body in place.

ligament

Fibrous tissue that connects bones.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ligament - a sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages or supporting muscles or organsligament - a sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages or supporting muscles or organs
connective tissue - tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments
falciform ligament - a ligament that attaches part of the liver to the diaphragm and the abdominal wall
ligamentum teres uteri, round ligament of the uterus - ligament attached to the uterus on either side in front of and below the opening of the Fallopian tube and passing through the inguinal canal to the labia majora
muscle system, muscular structure, musculature - the muscular system of an organism
2.ligament - any connection or unifying bond
attachment, bond - a connection that fastens things together
binder, ligature - something used to tie or bind
chain - a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament
wire - ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc

ligament

noun
That which unites or binds:
Translations
رِباط
šlachavaz
ledbånd
ínszalag
liîband
靱帯
saite

ligament

[ˈlɪgəmənt] Nligamento m

ligament

[ˈlɪgəmənt] nligament m
to have a torn ligament → souffrir d'une déchirure des ligaments
He suffered torn ligaments in his knee
BUT Il a été victime d'une déchirure des ligaments du genou.

ligament

nBand nt, → Ligament nt; he’s torn a ligament in his shoulderer hat einen Bänderriss in der Schulter

ligament

[ˈlɪgəmənt] nlegamento

ligament

(ˈligəmənt) noun
a piece of tough substance that joins together the bones of the body. She pulled a ligament in her knee when she fell.

lig·a·ment

n. ligamento.
1. banda de fibras de tejido conjuntivo que protege las articulaciones y evita que sufran torceduras o luxaciones;
2. banda protectora de fascias y músculos que conectan o sostienen vísceras;
acromioclavicular ______ acromioclavicular;
alveolo-dental ______ alveolodentario;
anococcygeal ______ anococcígeo;
brachiocubital ______ braquiocubital;
capsular ______ capsular;
gastrocholic ______ gastrocólico;
glossoepiglottic ______ glosoepiglótico;
hepatoduodenal ______ hepatoduodenal;
iliofemoral ______ iliofemoral;
___ teardesgarre del ___;
long plantar ______ largo del plantar;
palmar ______ palmar;
radiocubital ______ radiocubital;
sternoclavicular ______ esternoclavicular;
trapezoid ______ trapezoide.

ligament

n ligamento; anterior cruciate — ligamento cruzado anterior
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In surgical methods, the aim is to increase canal volume and decrease pressure on nerve through open and endoscopic release of transverse carpal ligamentum [40].
Focal ligamentum flavum hypertrophy with ochronotic deposits: an unusual cause for neurogenic claudication in alkaptonuria.
The epiphyseal blood supply is mediated through the ligamentum teres and posterosuperior branches of the lateral epiphyseal vessels.
6'12) In some birds the ligamentum columello-squamosum originates from the tympanic process, a continuation of the stapes, and crosses the middle ear cavity to insert on the ventral edge of the otic process of the quadrate bone.
Eklem kikirdaginda vertikal fibrilasyon ve subkondral kemik sklerozu, ligamentum flavum ve eklem kapsulunun yapisma yerlerinde osteofitler geliserek olay ilerler (25).
Following exploration and intraoperative ultrasound, the liver is mobilised by dividing the ligamentum teres, falciform, triangular and coronary ligaments.
Central canal stenosis causes narrowing to the cauda equina nerve roots because of facet joint hypertrophy, ligamentum flavum thickening, spondylolisthesis, or intervertebral disc herniation (Stuber, Sajko, & Kristmanson, 2009).
Other signs of pneumoperitoneum on supine abdominal film include the doge's cap sign (triangular collection of gas in Morrison's pouch), large area of hyperlucency over the liver shadow, parahepatic air (gas bubble lateral to the right edge of the liver), air outlining the fissure of ligamentum teres and the cupola sign (gas trapped below central tendon of diaphragm).
Significant spinal canal stenosis at L4/5 level was seen due to a degenerative posterior disc bulge as well as a 2 x 1 x 1 cm size well capsulated, well defined lesion seeming to arise fromthe ligamentum flavum contributing to the canal narrowing.
The flat, strap-like belly passes downward, and merges into the ligamentum patellae which inserts on the crista patellaris of the tibiotarsus.
Necropsy showed a large tear in the posterior wall of the aorta approximately 12 mm distal to the insertion of ligamentum arteriosum (Figures 1 and 2).
There were no significant differences between the groups for the simulation of the ligamentum flavum.

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