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ret·i·nac·u·lum

 (rĕt′n-ăk′yə-ləm)
n. pl. ret·i·nac·u·la (-lə) Biology
A band or bandlike structure that holds an organ or a part in place.

[Latin retināculum, band, tether : retinēre, to restrain; see retain + -culum, suff. denoting instruments.]

ret′i·nac′u·lar (-lər) adj.

retinaculum

(ˌrɛtɪˈnækjʊləm)
n, pl -la (-lə)
1. connection or retention or something that connects or retains
2. (Zoology) zoology a small hook that joins the forewing and hind wing of a moth during flight
[C18 (a surgical instrument used in castration): Latin, from rētinēre to hold back]
ˌretiˈnacular adj

ret•i•nac•u•lum

(ˌrɛt nˈæk yə ləm)

n., pl. -la (-lə).
any of various anatomical structures that hook, clasp, or bind individual parts, as seeds or organs, together or in place.
[1815–25; < New Latin; Latin retināculum tether =retin(ēre) to hold fast, retain + -ā- (from v. stems ending in -ā-; compare hibernaculum) + -culum -cule2]
Translations

ret·i·nac·u·lum

n. retináculo, estructura que retiene un órgano o un tejido en su lugar.
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The patellar retinacula are intact, as are my cruciate ligaments, quadriceps, and patellar tendons.
Immunohistochemical staining of ankle retinacula revealed small nerve fibers and corpuscles within ankle retinacula [44].
1) The hypothesis is that the hypoxic state of the tissue in this critical zone and the chronic impingement by the retinacula render this region vulnerable to chronic degeneration and, eventually, to rupture.