[lig-uh-men-tuh m]

noun, plural lig·a·men·ta [lig-uh-men-tuh] /ˌlɪg əˈmɛn tə/. Anatomy.

Nearby words

  1. lig snail,
  2. ligament,
  3. ligament of head of femur,
  4. ligamentopexis,
  5. ligamentous,
  6. ligan,
  7. ligand,
  8. ligase,
  9. ligate,
  10. ligation

Origin of ligamentum

From Medieval Latin; see origin at ligament Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for ligamentum



n. pl. lig•a•men•ta (-tə)

The cordlike remains of a structure that has lost its original lumen,

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