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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.
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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]
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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]
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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.
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ligament

Fibrous tissue that connects bones.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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ligament

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

ligament

[ˈlɪgəmənt] Nligamento m
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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.
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ligament

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

[ˈlɪgəmənt] nlegamento
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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.
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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.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ligament

n ligamento; anterior cruciate — ligamento cruzado anterior
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References in periodicals archive ?
The cooing and chatter of children have profound significance because vocal folds that do not phonate will not develop the trilayered lamina propria with a vocal ligament. In this instance, the evolutionary process may be simplified to "use it or lose it!"
Simple falsetto or head voice exercises (for example, five note ascending/descending scale patterns) are used to gently stretch the vocal ligament, which should ultimately lead to easier production of higher tones in the full voice.
proposed this procedure in 1984.[2] Endoscopic laser surgery had commonly been used but could result in the formation of granulation tissue leading to renarrowing of the airway or excessive enlargement of the glottic lumen which was irreversible.[3] Most of the laser surgery actually ablated partial arytenoid cartilage, large proportion of vocal ligament, and the thyroarytenoid (TA) muscle to achieve enlargement of the glottic lumen.[3],[4],[5] The cricoarytenoid joint (CAJ) and CAJ fixation (CAJF) were often developed after the first session of laser surgery.
There are several aspects, such as the position of the neck, the size of vocal cords, the differentiation of the layers of the plate and vocal ligament (until 13 years old to females and 15 years old to males), as well as social, environmental and emotional factors, that make children population more likely to the presence of vocal disorders [4].
Figure 2 shows an ellipsoidal area along the left vocal fold where there is only a thin layer of epithelium over the vocal ligament.
Changes in the vocal ligament may cause irregularities in vocal fold vibration that may be perceived as rough-ness (22) and are measured as abnormally high perturbation or F0 variability.
Dissection of the left vocal fold lesion revealed that it was a broad-based polypoid mass that was easily dissected from the vocal ligament (figure 1).
The stretching of the vocal folds strengthens the vocal ligament for better control of, and access to, high pitches.