Ligament
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]


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