Ligament

Lig"a*ment

(lg"*mnt), 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.
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Interwoven is the love of liberty with every ligament of your hearts.
Washington.
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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.
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Lig`a*men"tal

(lg"*mn"tl),

Lig`a*men"tous

(lg"*mn"ts), } a. [Cf. F. ligamenteux.] Composing a ligament; of the nature of a ligament; binding; as, a strong ligamentous membrane.
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