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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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The needle is then driven through an avascular space in the broad ligament close to the uterine vessels, and the suture is tied down.
The removed reproductive systems of the tested gilts were evaluated with respect to uterus weight with and without broad ligament, length of uterine cervix and horns (left and right), length of oviducts, and weight and volume of ovaries.
Uterine artery: The uterine artery arises from the anterior trunk and goes medially through the broad ligament (lig.
The mass was attached to the broad ligament of the left uterine horn (Figure 1C) and showed areas with a gelatin-like appearance upon its section.
(8) These fibroids are mostly located within the uterus but can rarely occur in extrauterine locations such as between the leaf of broad ligament, inguinal region, and round ligament.
To prevent this, the retroperitoneal space can be opened lateral to and parallel with the ovarian vessels, and the "medial leaf" of the broad ligament swept medially to expose the ureter as it crosses the bifurcation of the external and internal iliac arteries at the pelvic brim.
Out of these 3 cases were diagnosed as subserosal leiomyomas on ultrasonography, subsequently proved out to be broad ligament leiomyomas.
A uterine torsion of [less than or equal to] 1800 may go asymptomatic and resolve spontaneously, but rectal palpation will identify excessive tension over the broad ligament involved.
CT abdomen/pelvis with contrast showed an 8.1 x 5.5 x 5.6 cm heterogeneous mass in the deep left pelvis that was inseparable from the uterus and broad ligament; it had an incomplete solid ventral surface and was thought to represent a hemorrhagic or infarcted fibroid (Figure 1).
Examples of primary types that have been reported in the literature include a leiomyoma within the broad ligament, acute appendicitis, and vascular occlusion by metastatic cancer cells [3-5].
Varices of the broad ligament, superficial uterine veins and utero-ovarian ligament have been described in several case reports (3,4).
Torsion may be resultant of weak broad ligament, sparse foetal fluids, reduced uterine tone precipitated with uncoordinated foetal movements.