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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.
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(ˌlɪɡəˈmɛntəs) ,




(Anatomy) relating to or shaped like a ligament
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(ˌlɪg əˈmɛn təs)

pertaining to, of the nature of, or forming a ligament.
lig`a•men′tous•ly, adv.
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