the ligamentous envelope surrounding a part, as the joints of the wrist or ankle or the head of the radius.
Origin of annular ligament
First recorded in 1835–45
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British Dictionary definitions for annular ligament
anatomy any of various ligaments that encircle a part, such as the wrist, ankle, or trachea
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Medicine definitions for annular ligament
Any of various ligaments encircling parts such as the stapes, radius, and trachea.
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