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Definition of ligament:

  1. 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.
  2. A tough band or plate of dense, fibrous, connective tissue or fibrocartilage serving to unite bones or form joints.
  3. Anything that ties or unites one thing or part to another; a bandage; a bond.


ligature, connect, yoke, nexus.

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