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Definition of the noun ligament

What does ligament mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ligaments

  1. a sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages or supporting muscles or organs
  2. any connection or unifying bond
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: attachment / bond = a connection that fastens things together
    • more specific words:
      • ligature / binder = 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

Alternative definition of the noun ligament


  1. [anatomy] band of strong tissue that holds the bones of an animal in position


Ligament is a musical group.

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Ligament: A hinge ligament is an crucial part of the anatomical structure of a bivalve shell, i.e. the shell of a bivalve mollusk. The shell of a bivalve has two valves and these are joined together by the ligament at the dorsal edge of the shell. The ligament is made of a strong, flexible and elastic, fibrous, proteinaceous material which is usually pale brown, dark brown or black in color.

Phrases with Ligament

  1. round ligament of the uterus
  2. Patellar ligament
  3. falciform ligament
  4. Suspensory ligament
  5. Acrocoracohumeral Ligament
  6. Medial collateral ligament

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ligament

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Google previewThe works of William Cowper, with a life of the author, by the editor R. Southey (1848)

by William Cowper

The anterior ligament is the prolongation of the extensor muscles of thigh downwards to the tubercle of the tibia, a little bursa is situated at its insertion. The posterior ligament is a broad expansion of the ligamentous fibres which covers the whole of the posterior part of the joint.

Google previewGray's Anatomy Review (2015)

by Marios Loukas, R. Shane Tubbs, Peter H. Abrahams, Stephen W. Carmichael

The ischiofemoral ligament is a triangular band of strong fibers that arises from the ischium and winds upward and laterally...

The patellar ligament is the heavy, ligamentous band of insertion of the quadriceps muscle to the tibial tuberosity.

Google previewThe Kansas City Medical Index-lancet (1896)

The hepato-renal ligament is a strong band of peritoneum well backed and strengthened by the deposit of connective tissue. It is two to three inches wide and its borders are not very definite, yet occasionally may be amply marked out.

Google previewAnatomy, descriptive and surgical (1867)

by Henry Gray

The Posterior Sterno-clavicular Ligament is a broad band of fibres, which covers the posterior surface of the articulation, being attached, above, to the posterior part of the inner extremity of the clavicle ; and, passing obliquely downwards and ...

Google previewAnatomy, Descriptive and Applied (1913)

by Henry Gray

The long plantar ligament is the longest of all the ligaments of the tarsus : it is attached behind to the plantar surface of the calcaneus in front of the tuberosity, and in front to the tuberosity on the plantar surface of the cuboid bone, the more ...

Google previewFundamentals of Body CT E-Book (2014)

by W. Richard Webb, Wiliam E. Brant, Nancy M. Major

The broad ligament is a sheetlike fold of peritoneum that drapes over the uterus and extends laterally to the pelvic sidewalls. Between the leaves of the broad ligament is the parametrium, which is loose connective tissue and nodes Internal ...

Google previewBRS Gross Anatomy (2016)

Biology, Anatomy by CTI Reviews

The palmar carpal ligament is a term that is often used in anatomy to describe the thickened portion of antebrachial fascia on the anterior of the wrist. It is officially unnamed. The palmar carpal ligament is a different structure than the flexor ...

Google previewOperative Treatment of Elbow Injuries (2006)

by Champ L. Jr. Baker, Kevin D. Planscher

The oblique ligament is a small and inconstant ligament formed by the fascia overlying the deep head of the supinator between the ulna and radius just below the radial tuberosity. It has no known functional importance, but some authors ...

Google previewAnatomy and Physiology Workbook For Dummies (2007)

by Janet Rae-Dupree, Pat DuPree

» A shoulder joint ligament is a. The coracohumeral ligament. Ã A knee joint ligament is the c. oblique popliteal ...

Google previewManual of Pulmonary Surgery (2012)

by E.W. Humphrey, D.L. McKeown

ligament is the esophagus. Often present in this region are blood vessels that can have a troublesome rate of bleeding; they must be coagulated away from the surface of the esophagus, however, to prevent injury to the esophagus.

Google previewNetters Concise Orthopaedic Anatomy (2016)

Medicine, Orthopedic surgery by CTI Reviews

The Coracoacromial Ligament is a strong triangular band, extending between the coracoid process and the acromion. It is attached, by its apex, to the summit of the acromion just in front of the articular surface for the clavicle; and by its broad ...

Google previewAtlas of Pain Management Injection Techniques (2012)

by Steven D. Waldman

The medial collateral ligament is a broad, flat, bandlike ligament that runs from the medial condyle of the femur to the medial aspect of the shaft of the tibia, where it attaches just above the groove of the semimembranosus muscle attachment.

Google previewAnatomy and Physiology (2015)

by Kevin T. Patton

The posterior ligament is a fold of peritoneum extending from the posterior surface of the uterus to the rectum.

The anterior ligament is the fold of peritoneum formed by the extension of the peritoneum on the anterior surface of the uterus to ...

Google previewInsall & Scott Surgery of the Knee (2011)

by W. Norman Scott

The coronary ligament is an attachment of the lateral meniscus to the joint capsule. This helps anchor the lateral...

Varus Stress The fibular collateral ligament is the primary restraint to varus stress across the knee. Cutting studies have ...

Google previewMusculoskeletal Imaging (2014)

by Thomas Pope, Hans L. Bloem, Javier Beltran, William B. Morrison, David John Wilson

The anteroinferior tibiofibular syndesmotic ligament is a multifasciculated, flat, fibrous laminar band that originates from the anteromedial tubercle of the distal fibula and inserts on the anterolateral tubercle of the distal tibia. The caudal fibers at ...

Google previewMusculoskeletal Imaging E-Book (2014)

by Thomas Pope, Hans L. Bloem, Javier Beltran, William B. Morrison, David John Wilson

The anteroinferior tibiofibular syndesmotic ligament is a multifasciculated, flat, fibrous laminar band that originates from the anteromedial tubercle of the distal fibula and inserts on the anterolateral tubercle of the distal tibia. The caudal fibers at ...

Google previewPocket Ophthalmic Dictionary, Including Pronunciation, Derivation and Definition of the Words Used in Optometry and Ophthalmology (1916)

Together with a Complete Description of the Light Wave Theory, Anatomy of the Eye, Functions, Blood and Nerve Supply of the Different Parts... by James John Lewis

Ligament (lig'-a- ment) ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

ligament passes ; and there is an internal transverse ligament of the atlas. All the bones of the vertebra, and every joint that is without motion and not joined by a suture, are joined by intervening ligaments, or, as they are commonly called, ...

Google previewA Compendious Dictionary of the Veterinary Art (1817)

Containing a Concise Explanation of the Various Terms Used in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery: Also, a Short Description of the Anatomy Or Structure of the Eye, the Foot, and Other Important Parts of the Horse. With Practical Observations on His Diseases, as Well as Those of Other Domestic Animals by James White

The ends of the bones thus covered with a smooth yielding surface, so slippery as to move freely upon each other, without suffering from friction, are then firmly tied together by a strong inelastic substance named Ligament, which completely ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of International Sports Studies: F-O (2006)

by Roger Bartlett, Chris Gratton, Christer Rolf

LIGAMENT TYPES Obviously, the mechanical properties of ligaments, and other biological tissues, vary with species, donor history and age, and testing procedures. As with cartilage, the duration of the stress is important. Ligaments can return ...

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1820)

by Abraham Rees

33・33・ the Ligament...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

ligament passes; and there is an internal transverse ligament of the atlas. All the bones of the vertebræ, and every joint that is without motion and not joined by a suture, are joined by intervening ligaments, or, as they are commonly called, ...

Google previewA dictionary of new medical terms, a suppl. to 'An illustrated dictionary of medicine, biology and allied sciences'. (1905)

by George Milbry Gould

LIANTHRAL 335 LIGAMENT to protozoa was pointed out by Schaudinn. Cf. Cells , Leyden's. Lianthral (li-an'-thral). A proprietary preparation said to be an extract of coal-tar and casein. Libby's Method. See under Treatment. Libradol (lib1 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Medical Science (1893)

Containing a Full Explanation of the Various Subjects and Terms of Anatomy, Physiology, ... by Robley Dunglison

LIFE 631 LIGAMENT mented that it cannot bear the sojourn of the food in it. Life.

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