The ligature around his neck corresponded to a fragment of ligature still attached to the shower curtain.
He had scars on his stomach and buttocks, and ligature indentations on his wrists.
After amputation the ligature had been awkwardly applied to the humeral artery.
He should not trust to the pressure of a tourniquet, but secure it at once by ligature.
McDowell tied the pedicle, but left the ligature hanging out of the wound.
After a surgeon had had a few deaths of this kind he dreaded the ligature.
Other than that, printer's inconsistencies in spelling, punctuation, and ligature usage have been retained.
The ligature was replaced by the two separate characters in the footnote.
Apply the ligature, if possible, at the bleeding point, tying both ends of the cut vessel.
There is one word with the 'ae' ligature; this has been retained in both versions.
c.1400, "something used in tying or binding," from Middle French ligature (14c.), from Late Latin ligatura "a band," from Latin ligatus, past participle of ligare "to bind" (see ligament). In musical notation from 1590s; of letters joined in printing or writing from 1690s.
ligature lig·a·ture (lĭg'ə-chur', -chər)
The act of tying or binding.
A cord, wire, or bandage used for tying or binding.
A thread, wire, or cord used in surgery to close vessels or tie off ducts.