Daniel Webster said justice is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.
The ligament is external, and the hinge carries cardinal teeth in each valve.
This ligament is ruptured in certain severe cases of dislocation of the hip.
They differ from Ostracea in having no hinge or ligament, and only resemble them in their irregularity and foliaceous structure.
The hinge has small teeth or none, and the ligament, which is long, is internal.
In the striped bass the pelvis is joined by ligament between the clavicles, near their tip.
The hinges have two teeth; the ligament is elongated and external.
If the ligament of a gaping bivalve should become dry and stiff, it can be softened by putting it in water.
Having or containing the ligament, as the cardinal pit in Mya, fig. 71.
The ligament is variable and there is a large sub-central muscular impression.
late 14c., from Latin ligamentum "band, tie, ligature," from ligare "to bind, tie," from PIE *leig- "to bind" (cf. Albanian lith "I bind," Middle Low German lik "band," Middle High German geleich "joint, limb"). Related: Ligamental; ligamentary.
ligament lig·a·ment (lĭg'ə-mənt)
A band or sheet of tough fibrous tissue connecting two or more bones, cartilages, or other structures, or serving as support for fasciae or muscles.
A fold of peritoneum supporting any of the abdominal viscera.
The cordlike remains of a fetal vessel or other structure that has lost its original lumen.