retinaculum

(redirected from patellar retinaculum)
Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to patellar retinaculum: medial patellar retinaculum

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Translations

ret·i·nac·u·lum

n. retináculo, estructura que retiene un órgano o un tejido en su lugar.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
The patellar tendon and patellar retinaculum were completely ruptured.
IASTM was performed over the right medial and lateral patellar retinaculum, as well as the right quadriceps and patellar tendons for approximately five minutes in total at a superficial depth.
A histological study has demonstrated that patellar retinaculum, patellar, and quadriceps tendons, synovium, fat pad, and subchondral bone contain nerve fibers which may cause pain in PFPS.
Proximal realignment includes release of tight lateral patellar retinaculum and vastus lateralis completely and plication of medial capsule and patellar retinaculum to strengthen the lax medial structures.