adj. of or pertaining to a ligament, forming a ligament (Anatomy)

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  • ligamentary — See ligamental. * * * …   Universalium

  • ligamentary — lig·a·men·ta·ry …   English syllables

  • ligamentary — tərē adjective : ligamentous …   Useful english dictionary

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  • ligamentous — ligamentously, adv. /lig euh men teuhs/, adj. pertaining to, of the nature of, or forming a ligament. Also, ligamental, ligamentary. [1675 85; LIGAMENT + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • ligament — late 14c., from L. ligamentum band, tie, ligature, from ligare to bind, tie, from PIE *leig to bind (Cf. Alb. lith I bind, M.L.G. lik band, M.H.G. geleich joint, limb ). Related: Ligamental; ligamentary …   Etymology dictionary

  • ligament — [ lɪgəm(ə)nt] noun Anatomy a short band of tough, flexible, fibrous connective tissue which connects two bones or cartilages or holds together a joint. ↘a membranous fold that supports an organ and keeps it in position. Derivatives ligamental… …   English new terms dictionary

  • ligamentous — /lɪgəˈmɛntəs/ (say liguh mentuhs) adjective relating to, of the nature of, or forming a ligament. Also, ligamentary /lɪgəˈmɛntəri/ (say liguh mentuhree) …   Australian English dictionary

  • ligament —   n. bond; bandage; band of tissue connecting bones, etc.    ♦ ligamental,    ♦ ligamentary,    ♦ ligamentous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • ligament — n. 1 Anat. a a short band of tough flexible fibrous connective tissue linking bones together. b any membranous fold keeping an organ in position. 2 archaic a bond of union. Derivatives: ligamental adj. ligamentary adj. ligamentous adj. Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

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