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ligamentum

[lig-uh-men-tuh m]
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noun, plural lig·a·men·ta [lig-uh-men-tuh] /ˌlɪg əˈmɛn tə/. Anatomy.
  1. ligament.
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Origin of ligamentum

From Medieval Latin; see origin at ligament
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Examples from the Web for ligamentum

Historical Examples

  • (b) Iris angle with particular reference to the ligamentum pectinatum.

    Glaucoma

    Various

  • The ciliary muscle and the ligamentum pectinatum are both derived from the mesoblast between the cornea and the iris.

  • In many Mammals, and among them the Orang, there is no ligamentum teres.

  • The iris recedes from contact with the ligamentum pectinatum and cornea and the filtration angle is again open.

    Glaucoma

    Various

  • The ligamentum nuchae is a strong elastic band in the Ungulata which supports the weight of the head.


ligamentum in Medicine

ligamentum

(lĭg′ə-mĕntəm)
n. pl. lig•a•men•ta (-tə)
  1. The cordlike remains of a structure that has lost its original lumen,
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