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ligament

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CIDE DICTIONARY

ligamentn. [L. ligamentum, fr. ligare to bind; cf. f. ligament. Cf. Lien, n., Ligature.].
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A tough band or plate of dense, fibrous, connective tissue or fibrocartilage serving to unite bones or form joints.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

ligament, n.
1 Anat. a a short band of tough flexible fibrous connective tissue linking bones together. b any membranous fold keeping an organ in position.
2 archaic a bond of union.

Derivative
ligamental adj. ligamentary adj. ligamentous adj.
Etymology
ME f. L ligamentum bond f. ligare bind

THESAURUS

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

ROGET THESAURUS

ligament

Connection

N connection, vinculum, link, connective, connection, junction, bond of union, copula, hyphen, intermedium, bracket, bridge, stepping-stone, isthmus, bond, tendon, tendril, fiber, cord, cordage, riband, ribbon, rope, guy, cable, line, halser, hawser, painter, moorings, wire, chain, string, fastener, fastening, tie, ligament, ligature, strap, tackle, rigging, standing rigging, running rigging, traces, harness, yoke, band ribband, bandage, brace, roller, fillet, inkle, with, withe, withy, thong, braid, girder, tiebeam, girth, girdle, cestus, garter, halter, noose, lasso, surcingle, knot, running knot, cabestro, cinch, lariat, legadero, oxreim, suspenders, pin, corking pin, nail, brad, tack, skewer, staple, corrugated fastener, clamp, U-clamp, C-clamp, cramp, cramp iron, ratchet, detent, larigo, pawl, terret, treenail, screw, button, buckle, clasp, hasp, hinge, hank, catch, latch, bolt, latchet, tag, tooth, hook, hook and eye, lock, holdfast, padlock, rivet, anchor, grappling iron, trennel, stake, post, cement, glue, gum, paste, size, wafer, solder, lute, putty, birdlime, mortar, stucco, plaster, grout, viscum, shackle, rein, prop.


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