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vinculum of tendons

vinculum of tendons in Medicine

vinculum of tendons n.
Any of the fibrous bands that extend from the flexor tendons of the fingers and toes to the capsules of the interphalangeal joints and to the phalanges and convey small vessels to the tendons. Also called synovial frenulum.

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