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3 definitions found
 for Ligament
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ligament \Lig"a*ment\ (l[i^]g"[.a]*ment), n. [L. ligamentum, fr.
     ligare to bind; cf. f. ligament. Cf. Lien, n., Ligature.]
     1. Anything that ties or unites one thing or part to another;
        a bandage; a bond. --Hawthorne.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Interwoven is the love of liberty with every
              ligament of your hearts.              --Washington.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Anat.)
        (a) A tough band or plate of dense, fibrous, connective
            tissue or fibrocartilage serving to unite bones or
            form joints.
        (b) A band of connective tissue, or a membranous fold,
            which supports or retains an organ in place; as, the
            gastrophrenic ligament, connecting the diaphragm and
            stomach.
            [1913 Webster] Ligamental

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ligament
      n 1: a sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue connecting bones or
           cartilages or supporting muscles or organs
      2: any connection or unifying bond

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  25 Moby Thesaurus words for "ligament":
     bone, braid, brail, cable, cartilage, cord, knot, ligation,
     ligature, line, link, nexus, ossicle, rope, spun yarn, string,
     tendon, thong, tie, twine, twist, vinculum, wire, yarn, yoke
  
  

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