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Definition of "ligament" []

  • Anatomy A sheet or band of tough, fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages at a joint or supporting an organ. (noun)
  • A unifying or connecting tie or bond. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ligament" in a sentence
  • "To fix it, he has to graft ligament to it from somewhere else on my body or use a synthetic ligament or — wait for it — he can graft bone and ligament from a cadaver."
  • "In ground hornbills the anatomy of the quadratomandibular ligament makes it impossible for the upper jaw to be raised or lowered without an automatic lowering or raising of the lower jaw, and the ligament is so strong that the lower jaw stays connected to the skull even in dried skeletons (Burton 1984)."
  • "It's believed the ligament is torn, but Smith was to get"