|1.||anatomy any one of the bands or sheets of tough fibrous connective tissue that restrict movement in joints, connect various bones or cartilages, support muscles, etc|
|2.||any physical or abstract connection or bond|
|[C14: from Medieval Latin ligāmentum, from Latin (in the sense: bandage), from ligāre to bind]|
|narrow, tubelike passage through which sound enters the ear; ear canal|
|either one of the seventh pair of cranial nerves composed of motor fibers that control muscles of the face except those used in chewing|
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.
|ligament (lĭg'ə-mənt) Pronunciation Key
A sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue that connects two bones or holds an organ of the body in place.