cruciate ligament
noun Date: circa 1934 either of two ligaments in the knee joint which cross each other from femur to tibia; especially anterior cruciate ligament

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  • cruciate ligament — n any of several more or less cross shaped ligaments: as a) either of two ligaments in the knee joint which cross each other from femur to tibia: (1) ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT (2) POSTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT b) a complex ligament made up of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cruciate ligament — Illustration of the ligaments of the knee, including the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments Cruciate ligaments (also cruciform ligaments) are pairs of ligaments arranged like a letter X.[1] They occur in several joints of the body, such as …   Wikipedia

  • cruciate ligament — /ˈkruʃiət lɪgəmənt/ (say kroohsheeuht liguhmuhnt) noun one of two major ligaments of the knee which connect the femur to the tibia and give stability to the knee, as either the anterior cruciate ligament, lying towards the front of the knee joint …   Australian English dictionary

  • cruciate ligament — noun : any of several more or less cross shaped ligaments: as a. : a V shaped arrangement of fibers over the extensor tendons of the ankle b. : either of two ligaments in the knee joint that cross each other from femur to tibia c. : a complex… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cruciate ligament — noun Anatomy either of a pair of ligaments in the knee which cross each other and connect the femur to the tibia …   English new terms dictionary

  • Cruciate ligament of atlas — Ligament: Cruciate ligament of atlas Membrana tectoria, transverse, and alar ligaments. ( Transverse ligament and vertical portion visible intersecting at center.) Latin ligamentum cruciforme atlantis …   Wikipedia

  • Cruciate ligament (disambiguation) — Cruciate ligaments (from the Latin for cross ) are found in several parts of the body. These include:* anterior cruciate ligament of the knee * posterior cruciate ligament of the knee * cruciate ligament of the densEtymologyIn Classical Latin the …   Wikipedia

  • Cruciate ligament of knee — can refer to: * Anterior cruciate ligament * Posterior cruciate ligament …   Wikipedia

  • Cruciate ligament, posterior — The knee joint is surrounded by a joint capsule with ligaments strapping the inside and outside of the joint (collateral ligaments) as well as crossing within the joint (cruciate ligaments). These ligaments provide stability and strength to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cruciate ligament, anterior — The knee joint is surrounded by a joint capsule with ligaments strapping the inside and outside of the joint (collateral ligaments) as well as crossing within the joint (cruciate ligaments). These ligaments provide stability and strength to the… …   Medical dictionary

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