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Ligament

/ˈligəmənt/ Noun, pl. ligaments 1. Band of strong tissue that holds the bones of an animal in position. (wiktionary.org) 2. A short band of tough, flexible, fibrous connective tissue that connects two bones or cartilages or holds together a joint. (Google Dictionary) 3. A membranous fold that supports an organ and keeps it in position. (Google Dictionary) 4. Any similar connecting or binding structure. (Google Dictionary) 5. A bond of union. (Google Dictionary) Word origin: From Latin ligamentum “band, tie, ligature,” from ligare “to bind,...

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