noun, plural lig·a·men·ta [lig-uh-men-tuh] /ˌlɪg əˈmɛn tə/. Anatomy.
- lig snail,
- ligament of head of femur,
Origin of ligamentum
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Intra-articular ligaments, such as the ligamentum teres in the hip, are usually worn away and disappear.
The bursa between the ligamentum patellæ and the tibia is rarely the seat of disease.
The ciliary muscle and the ligamentum pectinatum are both derived from the mesoblast between the cornea and the iris.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
The capsule is formed in front by the ligamentum patellae, and on each side special bands form the lateral ligaments.
In many Mammals, and among them the Orang, there is no ligamentum teres.