Capsular ligament
Capsular Cap"su*lar, Capsulary Cap"su*la*ry, a. [Cf. F. capsulaire.] Of or pertaining to a capsule; having the nature of a capsule; hollow and fibrous. [1913 Webster]

{Capsular ligament} (Anat.), a ligamentous bag or capsule surrounding many movable joints in the skeleton. [1913 Webster]


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  • capsular ligament — noun : a ligamentous sac surrounding the articular cavity of a freely movable joint and attached to the bones thus completely enclosing the joint * * * capsular ligament, Anatomy. the ligament which surrounds every movable joint, and contains the …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Capsular — Cap su*lar, Capsulary Cap su*la*ry, a. [Cf. F. capsulaire.] Of or pertaining to a capsule; having the nature of a capsule; hollow and fibrous. [1913 Webster] {Capsular ligament} (Anat.), a ligamentous bag or capsule surrounding many movable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • capsular — adjective Of, pertaining to, or resembling a capsule. Four muscles are destined to move the os humeri, and to strengthen the capsular ligament …   Wiktionary

  • capsular — adjective 1. resembling a capsule the capsular ligament is a sac surrounding the articular cavity of a freely movable joint and attached to the bones • Pertains to noun: ↑capsule • Topics: ↑anatomy, ↑general anatomy 2. of or relating to a capsule …   Useful english dictionary

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  • ligament — /lig euh meuhnt/, n. 1. Anat., Zool. a band of tissue, usually white and fibrous, serving to connect bones, hold organs in place, etc. 2. a tie or bond: The desire for personal freedom is a ligament uniting all peoples. [1375 1425; late ME < ML… …   Universalium

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