anterior cruciate ligament
noun Date: 1974 a cruciate ligament of each knee that attaches the front of the tibia with the back of the femur and functions especially to prevent hyperextension of the knee and is subject to injury especially by tearing — called also ACL

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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